Zimbabwe take on Morocco in Under 17 final of African Nations Cup UK


A Zimbabwe Under-17 team will again lock horns with Morocco in the final of the African Nations Cup UK at the New Riverside Stadium, White Harn Lane in London on Saturday.

The same teams played last year with Zimbabwe coming out tops after winning a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw. 
The same teams played last year with Zimbabwe coming out tops after winning a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw.

The same teams played last year with Zimbabwe coming out tops after winning a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw. The Zim UK team actually played a team from Morocco that had travelled to another tournament and came through via the UK as a stopover before going back to Morocco.

The Zim-UK Under 17 team is coached by West Brom Under 13 coach, Kennedy “Czech Master” Chihuri while Martin Chirimuuta former ZRP Tomlinson and Kennedy Chizhanje are the assistants. Chamu Musanhu recently resigned from the post of coach due to family commitments.

Trevor Mazhande is the Team Manager while Kenny Musanya, a UEFA B qualified coach, is the assistant coach/medic. Thomas Thomic is the Administrator while former Blackpool and Kaizer Chiefs striker Liberty  Masunda is the chairman of Team Zimbabwe who run the team.

“We are currently the defending champions after entering the tournament for the first time. Last year we beat Morocco, who are our opponents again this year,” Masunda told Nehanda Radio.

The ground is all set at the New Riverside Stadium, White Harn Lane in London
The ground is all set at the New Riverside Stadium, White Harn Lane in London

He praised the parents of the children for chipping in financially telling us; “we have managed to book our under 17s in a 4 star Holiday Inn in London. Last year Flexi Coventry and Green-Shoot made it possible for both seniors and under 17s to camp in a 4 star Holiday Inn in Kent.

“We also managed to hire a Luxury Bus to take our youngsters to and from the grounds for the finals. As Team Zimbabwe Chairman and a former Zimbabwe international I urge all Zim diasporas to come and support our kids, they are the future of Zim football,” Masunda told Nehanda Radio.

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  • How did they reach there

  • How did they reach there

  • Bring that cup guys

  • Bring that cup guys

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  • Line up yakhona imi njani ? We need to know whether it really represents Zimbabwe or its one of the young Mashonaland warriors

    • kkkkkk tribalism at its best….

    • Lendy usadaro kana uchirenda kunyika kwedu wanzwa iwe mundebele ndwe usiri mako pfutsek

    • Lendy usadaro kana uchirenda kunyika kwedu wanzwa iwe mundebele ndwe usiri mako pfutsek

    • It’s sad that you feel this way about your fellow countrymen. Football has no tribal boundaries otherwise all black players you see today should never be playing

    • It’s sad that you feel this way about your fellow countrymen. Football has no tribal boundaries otherwise all black players you see today should never be playing

    • Victor I didn’t insult you and I don’t have any intention of insulting you moreover I’m not that kind of a person who abuses social media .I’m of the opinion that this is a platform where we express our views without fear ,so wena nxa usungithethisa I feel its not fair and ngizelwa yi mentality yokuthi you Shona people think you are better and superior to us coz according to me you don’t just insult someone if you respect him/her .If your Shona father didn’t teach you manners my brother let me remind you that manners make a man or if you were raised by your Single prostitute mother who didn’t have time to teach you respect I’m very sorry to tell you that uzohlupheka in life ngoba you are supposed to respect everyone even if you have different views

    • Victor I didn’t insult you and I don’t have any intention of insulting you moreover I’m not that kind of a person who abuses social media .I’m of the opinion that this is a platform where we express our views without fear ,so wena nxa usungithethisa I feel its not fair and ngizelwa yi mentality yokuthi you Shona people think you are better and superior to us coz according to me you don’t just insult someone if you respect him/her .If your Shona father didn’t teach you manners my brother let me remind you that manners make a man or if you were raised by your Single prostitute mother who didn’t have time to teach you respect I’m very sorry to tell you that uzohlupheka in life ngoba you are supposed to respect everyone even if you have different views

    • Zulu ,this not about tribalism ,I’m just curious coz the senior national team doesn’t fully represent Zimbabwe ,hence its called Mashonaland warriors ,njalo its not me who said so its all over Ku social media. Yikho ngibuza ukuthi these youngsters are not the replica of their seniors under Chidzambwa

    • Zulu ,this not about tribalism ,I’m just curious coz the senior national team doesn’t fully represent Zimbabwe ,hence its called Mashonaland warriors ,njalo its not me who said so its all over Ku social media. Yikho ngibuza ukuthi these youngsters are not the replica of their seniors under Chidzambwa

    • Zimbabwe the name says it all…..Shona to e fullest

    • Zimbabwe the name says it all…..Shona to e fullest

    • OK Tafadzwa so its Mashonaland young warriors?????

    • OK Tafadzwa so its Mashonaland young warriors?????

    • The fact that you even said “Mashonaland bla bla ” really shows you have tribalism at heart .The fact that it even crosses your mind says a lot.

      Its just a mere football team nothing else

    • Idiot …

    • iwe mundevere where hv you heard in this world whre a national coach starts verifying player originality or tribe its madness at its best the coach get the best from a pool of players unfortunately your tribe havagoni bhora waunoda kuti apinde ndiani mundevera Prince Duve kkkkkkkk check your his ID its ZIMBABWE or even your id vamwe venyu vakambozvizama vakazvitadza shona shona shona ndoZim yacho

    • Ukarwadziwa nemashona haupore

    • There s no tribalism here ,gud question ,Harare boys dont represent Zim ,

    • I wouldn’t call a bunch of DeMbare juniors nemacoach anotsvagira DeMbare mbiri national team. It is Harare select. Lendy Ndlovu is right.

    • tipeiwo line up yacho tione

    • tipeiwo line up yacho tione

    • tipeiwo line up yacho tione

    • MaNdebele they stupid, the think they r so special than others, they the one who r robbing Shonas in Hilbrow, imbwa dzevanhu but not all of them but most

    • Shuwa manicaland kana 1

    • Tikaona bhora takanyarara zvinotibatsira kwete kungozhamba. Lets support Zimbabwe not mashonaland or matebeleland

    • Gota you are not normal up stairs look yourself again in the mirror

    • Gota you are not normal up stairs look yourself again in the mirror

    • Kudzanai you are the one of the robbers loitering around Hilbrow

    • Kudzanai you are the one of the robbers loitering around Hilbrow

    • Kana yahwina hapana chakaipa tinenge tichingoti kuda coach wacho akaona kuti muHarare ndimo mune anogona bhora chete because the coach is one who chose players. Is it every player is supposed to be in Harare for him to get a warriors jersey

    • Kana yahwina hapana chakaipa tinenge tichingoti kuda coach wacho akaona kuti muHarare ndimo mune anogona bhora chete because the coach is one who chose players. Is it every player is supposed to be in Harare for him to get a warriors jersey

    • Kudzanai don’t talk lyk that we are all Zimbabweans and he asked a gud question,Lendy Ndlobvu m also askn miself that all players they are from Harare I don’t know why coach is doing that. …

  • Line up yakhona imi njani ? We need to know whether it really represents Zimbabwe or its one of the young Mashonaland warriors

  • Will the game be aired on any super sport channels

  • Will the game be aired on any super sport channels

  • Im proud to be Zimbabwean wooooow !

  • Im proud to be Zimbabwean wooooow !

  • Go young worrious go we need that cup guys

  • Go young worrious go we need that cup guys

  • Wish u good luck boys

  • Wish u good luck boys

  • Bright Mawoko is Takudzwa part of this team

  • Bright Mawoko is Takudzwa part of this team

  • u17 African Nations Cup UK

  • u17 African Nations Cup UK

  • Go Warriors Go

  • Go Warriors Go

  • vakomana rovai vanhu kusvikira FiFA yadismisa worldcup ban yedu yemuna2018

  • vakomana rovai vanhu kusvikira FiFA yadismisa worldcup ban yedu yemuna2018

  • Itai basa vakomana. Good luck

  • Itai basa vakomana. Good luck

  • Shona/Ndebele zviney newe iwe mhata mundebele kiwena your shit

  • Shona/Ndebele zviney newe iwe mhata mundebele kiwena your shit

    • That is not the way of doing things whether shona or ndebele its neigther here nor there inga you are all black

    • That is not the way of doing things whether shona or ndebele its neigther here nor there inga you are all black

  • Ko vafana ava ngavauye kune vamwe

  • Ko vafana ava ngavauye kune vamwe

  • Whatever you call me mapfumo ,I asked the question based on the fact that the Chan squad is only Shonas ,noone has answered my question but I only get fingers pointing on tribal cards

    • My friend it’s the coach’s decision. We have our brothers in rural areas who play better than those they take

    • My friend it’s the coach’s decision. We have our brothers in rural areas who play better than those they take

    • ndlovu sometimes you have to trace yo history….your surname wil tel you that one of thoz shonas u hate man stop gating your blood dude

    • Obey I don’t have Shonas my brother. I have many best friends of that tribe and I have worked with Shona people for more than 9 years ,from mutare ,nyanga ,Rusape ,masvingo just to mention but a few ,what I hate is Shona supremacy that’s all

  • Tafumanei I did not insult you my brother ,I was merely airing my personal views as an individual not knowing that by so doing I will be called an idiot by a Shona whose stupid father never taught him manners or you were raised by a single Shona prostitute who never got time to teach you that you must respect everyone’s views despite the differences .

  • Why is African Nations Cup in th UK?? Congrats tho

  • Now things are possible in Zim mean we are about to be saved from the hands of Pharaoh.zanu pf

  • Zvirikumbofaseiko chunga nekoko now Uk aaah

  • Good luck to the Zim Young Warriors!.

  • Stay on the winning streak Zimbabwe!

  • Stay on the winning streak Zimbabwe!

  • GUYS DONT KNOW WHY U MAKING NOISE OVER THIS CUP ITS A TOURNAMENT FOR AFRICANS ORGANIZED BY AFRICANS BASED IN THE UK . ZIFA DOESNT KNOW A THING ABOUT IT. ITS NOT EVEN RECOGNIZED BY FIFA. SO ALL U TRIBALISM ACTIVISTS SIT DOWN ITS UNCALLED FOR.

  • GUYS DONT KNOW WHY U MAKING NOISE OVER THIS CUP ITS A TOURNAMENT FOR AFRICANS ORGANIZED BY AFRICANS BASED IN THE UK . ZIFA DOESNT KNOW A THING ABOUT IT. ITS NOT EVEN RECOGNIZED BY FIFA. SO ALL U TRIBALISM ACTIVISTS SIT DOWN ITS UNCALLED FOR.

  • Tazz

    Rovai bhora vavengi vakatarisa vafanani vanenyika dzine huchi nemukaka isu varombo tichingovarova zvakadaro

  • Kikiki hayi yakamboswikasei ku final ?

  • lot chitakasha

    Good luck,all the best !

  • Where is the match and when is the kick off time

  • Give us full details please