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Warriors Move 5 Spots Up On FIFA Rankings

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By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa

The Zimbabwe men’s senior national team, have climbed 5 places up the global rankings that was released by FIFA on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe dropped by 4 places at the start of 2021 international football season to number 112 however, they have since recovered by 5 places to number 107.

While on the continental standings, the Warriors slightly moved upwards by 2 places from position 26 to number 24.

The Warriors recently earned themselves a ticket at the next Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament to be held in Cameroon come January 2022.

The historical qualification under the watchful eye of coach Zdravko Logarusic, made the gaffer become the first foreign coach ever to lead the Warriors to an AFCON tournament.

The Green and Gold boys qualified to 33rd edition of the AFCON competition after a securing a narrow 1 nil away victory over neighbours Botswana late last month.

The Warriors are now shift their focus for the Qatar 2022 World Cup (WC) qualifications that are set to commence between June 5-8 2021.

The national team are in Group G where they will battle against African giants Ghana, neighbours South Africa and the light weights Ethiopia.

Already AFCON qualified Zimbabwe is set to kickstart its WC qualifier games with a fixture versus Bafana Bafana in the Battle of Limpopo.

Zimbabwe have an upper hand when they play South Africa who failed to book a place at the 2022 prestigious continental competition.

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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