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Zimbabwean Football – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This week, we take time to appreciate the various footballing cultures in South Africa. Afcon 2017 is coming up soon and unfortunately, like the rest of us, Bafana Bafana will be watching from home. Luckily, though, representing Southern Africa will be our gifted neighbours, Zimbabwe.

The Warriors are a formidable national team for the moment. Furthermore, they carry the hopes of Southern Africa on their backs. As part of our Heritage Day special, Supporters Club caught up with Zimbabwean national Brian Sibanda for his thoughts on the team.

"Our team is a fantastic one. Zimbabwe is an interesting country, it is so beautiful and so tough at the same time," he said.

"I will give you an example of the good, the bad, and the ugly of Zimbabwean football – in our qualifiers now, Zimbabwe had to go play Malawi away from home.

"Our government didn't even get a plane for them! They drove in a bus to Malawi, can you imagine? Some of these players live sophisticated lives overseas and they drove in a bus! They arrived a couple hours before the game, no time to acclimatise (laughs).

"They even got changed in the bus... can you imagine the team manager handing out kits in the bus? That's the ugly side of ZIm football, but the beautiful side is that we got there and still won the game; we win despite the odds.

"Another problem is that we have too many strikers. Who do you choose when you have the likes of Knowledge Musona, Khama Billiat, Evans Rusike, Cuthbert Malajila, and Tendai Ndoro? Who do you leave on the bench? (laughs) What a country!"

What do you think of the Zimbabwean national team?

 

 

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