Resume and Highlights Zimbabwe vs South Africa  (0-0)
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3:07 PM2 years ago

Thank you

That's all for now. Thanks for joining us as we broadcast the goalless draw between Zimbabwe and South Africa. Today there is more live soccer and you can check out live matches, news, interviews and information about other sports such as the Tokyo Paralympics and the US Open on the VAVEL US. Thanks, have a good weekend and see you next time.
3:02 PM2 years ago

Save the date!

South Africa and Zimbabwe are back on the field early next week. On Monday September 6th, Bafana Bafana host Ghana in Johannesburg, the next day, the Warriors go to Bahir Dar to face Ethiopia.
2:57 PM2 years ago

Even game in Harare

In a match with many fouls and few clear chances to score, South Africa and Zimbabwe are 0-0 and scored in the opening round of the group phase of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Later, at 3pm ET, Ghana receives Ethiopia and the winner takes the lead of the group.
2:52 PM2 years ago

Match stats: Zimbabwe 0-0 South Africa

Possession - Zimbabwe: 46%, South Africa: 53%
Total shots: 10-9
Shots on target: 1-3
Corner kicks: 6-4
Offsides: 1-1
Passing accuracy - Zimbabwe: 78%, South Africa: 83% 
Total Passes: 360-408
Successful Passes: 284-339
Total Crosses: 16-17
Successful Crosses: 0-1
Goalkeeper saves: 2-1
Interceptions: 10-8
Tackles: 8-15
Clearances: 15-22
Fouls: 13-17
Yellow cards: 3-1 
2:47 PM2 years ago


48' Egyptian referee Mahmout Zakaria Mohamed blows the whistle and signals the end of the match at the National Sports Stadium
2:42 PM2 years ago

Last opportunity

48' Chimwemwe sends a ball into the middle of the box, Dzvukamanja heads the ball to the left of Williams' goal
2:37 PM2 years ago

Additional time

45' Three minutes to end the match
2:32 PM2 years ago

Bafana Bafana goes ahead

43' South Africans press in the closing stages in an attempt to break the deadlock, especially with Hlongwane on the left
2:27 PM2 years ago


39' Hlongwane heads the ball to the left of the goal
2:22 PM2 years ago

Yellow card

38' Zimbabwe striker Billiat for a hard foul
2:17 PM2 years ago


38' Musona tries to surprise Williams with a free-kick straight at goal. He flicks his right foot but the ball goes wide of the goalkeeper's left
2:12 PM2 years ago

South Africa substitution

33' Sipho Mbule replaces Tau 
2:07 PM2 years ago

Chance for South Africa

31' Tau takes a shot from outside the box and hits Shumba, who saves
2:02 PM2 years ago

No direction

29' At his first opportunity, Letsoalo receives from Hlongwane on the left, tries a shot without angle, but the ball goes too high
1:57 PM2 years ago

Substitution in South Africa

28' Victor Letsoalo comes in, Luther Singh leaves
1:52 PM2 years ago

Ball possession

25' Zimbabwe: 46%, South Africa: 53%
1:47 PM2 years ago

Chance for Zimbabwe

21' Mudimu receives inside the area and tries to finish, but is blocked when he shoots
1:42 PM2 years ago

Yellow card

18' Mobbie, South Africa midfielder
1:37 PM2 years ago

Substitution for Zimbabwe

16' Tafadzwa Rusike replaces Kudakwashe Mahachi.
1:32 PM2 years ago

Yellow card

15' Bashera, Zimbabwe left-winger, who fouls Makgopa from behind while dribbling the ball in midfield 
1:27 PM2 years ago

Double substitution for Zimbabwe

13' Terrence Dzvukamanja and Tafadzwa Rusike in place of Kadewere and Mahachi.
1:22 PM2 years ago


12' Kadewere is treated by doctors on the pitch with pain in his left rib
1:17 PM2 years ago


11' Billiat tries a right-footed shot from outside the area, but the ball rises too high and goes to the right of Williams
1:12 PM2 years ago

Yellow card

8' Musona, Zimbabwe striker, for hitting Hlongwane's right foot
1:07 PM2 years ago

Not so good

7' Musona takes a corner kick and the defense cuts it back. He repeats the shot and again the South African defense is able to clear it with their head and Hlongwane is sent forward on the left but is caught offside as he lunges forward.
1:02 PM2 years ago

Chance for Zimbabwe

5' Billiat is played on the right wing near the end line but cannot get a grip on the ball. The goal is awarded to Williams.
12:57 PM2 years ago


00' The second half begins
12:52 PM2 years ago

Substitution in South Africa

Hlongwane in place of Links
12:47 PM2 years ago


Zimbabwe - 1 Mapisa, 21 Arubi, 3 Murwira, 4 Mojo, 7 Dzukamanja, 9 Wadi, 12 Chikwende, 15 Madhanaga, 18 Songani, 19 Fabisch, 20 Syima, 22 Rusike.
South Africa - 16 Mothwa, 22 Bvuma, 21 Blom, 16 Dube, 20 Ngcobo, 19 Brooks, 6 Maart, 12 Mbule, 15 Hlongwane, 17 Letsoalo.
12:42 PM2 years ago


46' Referee blows the whistle! End of the first half in Harare
12:37 PM2 years ago

Added time

45' One minute to end the first half
12:32 PM2 years ago


44' The ball is played into the box, but Shumba follows up and makes the save without a rebound
12:27 PM2 years ago


43' Mobbie makes a deep pass to Makgopa, but he was too far ahead
12:22 PM2 years ago


38' Billiat falls to the ground after a dispute with Mvala in the midfield, puts his hand on his right leg, gets up limping, but returns to the game without asking for medical attention
12:17 PM2 years ago

Good chance for South Africa

35' Singh makes a good move down the right, clears his marker and hits a cross, Shumba gets down and makes a safe save
12:12 PM2 years ago


33' Lunga plays to Munetsi who fills his right foot but the ball goes wide of the goal
12:07 PM2 years ago

It was close

31' Munetsi receives on the edge of the area and tries a left-footed shot, but it's too hard and the ball goes under Williams' crossbar
12:02 PM2 years ago


30' Billiay is played on the right side by Mahachi, he shoots hard to the goal, towards the right angle, and the goalkeeper deflects for a corner 
11:57 AM2 years ago

Too high

26' Chimwemwe passes to Mahachi, who tries a shot from outside the box but the ball goes to the left of Williams
11:52 AM2 years ago

South Africa better

22' Bafana Bafana continues to be more present in the attacking field, Singh moves forward on the edge, Zimbabwe is still unable to trouble the rival goalkeeper
11:47 AM2 years ago


16' Sinsh serves Mokoena, who shoots from outside the area, goalkeeper slaps with his left hand and gives away the corner
11:42 AM2 years ago


15' Kadewere runs at speed down the right, invades the area and falls after a challenge, but the referee orders the match to continue
11:37 AM2 years ago

One mistake after another

12' Goalkeeper Williams misses a goal kick, Zimbabwe regains possession, but can't complete the play because they lose the ball in midfield
11:32 AM2 years ago


7' A short corner from the left side of the box is lifted into the box, Makgopa gets in behind the defense and heads a free header into the right corner, but the ball goes wide of the goalkeeper's right hand
11:27 AM2 years ago


3' South Africa, playing away from home, take the lead at this stage, but the game is more concentrated from midfield to midfield
11:22 AM2 years ago


00' The first half begins at National Sports Stadium
11:17 AM2 years ago

Match officials

Referee: Mahmout Zakaria Mohamed (Egypt)
Assistant Referee 1: Mahmoud Ashour (Egypt)
Assistant Referee 2: Ahmed Hossam Eldin (Egypt)
Fourth official: Amin Mohamed Omar (Egypt)
11:12 AM2 years ago

Oh the field

Zimbabwe is wearing yellow, numbers in green, goalkeeper in blue. South Africa wears green uniform, numbers in yellow, goalkeeper in gray and black shirt, black shorts, gray and black socks. In a moment the National Anthems begin.
Photo by FIFA TV Youtube Channel
Photo by FIFA TV Youtube Channel
11:07 AM2 years ago


1 Williams, 23 Morena, 3 De Reuck, 5 Xulu, 2 Mobbie, 13 Mvala, 4 Mokoena, 10 Tau, 7 Links, 11 Singh, 9 Makgopa.
Head coach: Hugo Broos. 

Substitutes: 16 Mothwa, 22 Bvuma, 21 Blom, 16 Dube, 20 Ngcobo, 19 Brooks, 6 Maart, 12 Mbule, 15 Hlongwane, 17 Letsoalo.

11:02 AM2 years ago


Shumba, Bashera, Billiat, Chimwemwe, Kadewere, Kamusoko, Lunga, Mahachi, Mudimu, Munetsi, Musona.
Head coach: Zdravko Logarusic.
10:57 AM2 years ago


Hey! We're back with the latest news, behind-the-scenes information, lineups, and everything you need to know about the match between Zimbabwe and South Africa, which opens Group G of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Come with us and stay on top of everything that happens in a few minutes at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
Photo by Bafana Bafana Twitter
10:52 AM2 years ago

Tune in here Zimbabwe vs South Africa Live Score

Do not miss a detail of the game with the live updates and commentaries of VAVEL. Follow along with us all the details, commentaries, analysis and lineups for this Zimbabwe vs South Africa match.
10:47 AM2 years ago

How to watch Zimbabwe vs South Africa Live Stream on TV and online?

Match: Zimbabwe vs South Africa
Competition: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
Round: #1
Date: September 3rd
Kick-off: 9:00 am ET
Venue: National Sports Stadium in Harare (Zimbabwe) 
Where to watch: SABC Sport (South Africa), Fifa TV on YouTube, Now App
Real time: VAVEL
10:42 AM2 years ago

Where and how to watch Zimbabwe vs South Africa live online

The match that opens Group G of the African Qualifiers between Zimbabwe and South Africa is today at 9:00 am ET. The match will be broadcast on SABC Sport (South Africa), Now App, but you can watch the game live with pictures and for free via streaming on FIFA TV, FIFA's official YouTube channel. Also, so you don't miss any details you can follow everything here in minute-by-minute on VAVEL.
10:37 AM2 years ago

Hugo Broos, South Africa head coach

"First of all, I am surprised by the pitch. I saw a few games of Zimbabwe from the past, and the pitch was very bad, but now it is fantastic. I am happy about that. A few weeks ago when we started preparing the team for this important match, we knew that it was going to be a tough game and today is not only tough, but it is also risky because we know that Zimbabwe at the moment has problems with the release of players, and that means some of their important players won’t be here for this match."
Photo by South African national football team
Photo by South African national football team
10:32 AM2 years ago

South Africa possible line-up

Ronwen Williams, Thapelo Morena, Rushine de Reuck, Siyanda Xulu, Austin Dube (Sibusiso Mabiliso), Teboho Mokoena, Siyethembe Sithebe, Sipho Mbule, Percy Tau, Victor Letsoalo, Evidence Makgopa.
Head Coach: Hugo Broos.
10:27 AM2 years ago

Zdravko Logarusic, Zimbabwe head coach

"We have so many problems. First we are playing this game without nine starters. That means we will put a new team for this match. The second problem is at the back. We are weaker there because we realised today that Alec (Mudimu) is not ready for the game. That means we don’t have any central defender in the squad. Now we will have to improvise something, and it’s not been easy for us. We have so many difficulties at the back, but we have to find a way to come out with a positive result"
Photo by Zimbabwe Football Association
Photo by Zimbabwe Football Association
10:22 AM2 years ago

Zimbabwe possible line-up

Mapisa; Bhasera, Mudimu, Zemura, Chimwemwe; Ncube, Sarupinda, Karuru; Rusike, Kadewere, Musona.
Head Coach: Zdravko Logarusic.
10:17 AM2 years ago

FIFA World Ranking

Belgium, Brazil, France, England, and Italy are in the Top5. The highest ranked African team is Senegal (21st), but the top 30 also include Tunisia (28th) and Algeria (30th). South Africa ranks 73rd, and Zimbabwe 108th.
10:12 AM2 years ago

South Africa squad list

Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams (Supersport United), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs)
Defenders: Sydney Mobbie (Mamelodi Sundowns), Rushine De Reuck (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thapelo Morena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Thibang Phete (Belenenses FC Portugal), Thabani Dube (Kaizer Chiefs) Sibusiso Mabiliso (Kaizer Chiefs)
Midfielders: Sipho Mbule (Supersport United FC), Teboho Mokoena (Supersport United FC), Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundowns), Yusuf Maart (Sekhukhune FC), Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy FC), Njabulo Blom (Kaizer Chiefs FC)
Strikers: Thabiso Kutumela (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Maritzburg United), Gift Links (Aarhus GF, Denmark), Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM FC), Percy Tau (Brighton & Hove Albion, England), Luther Singh (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)
Photo by
Photo by South African national football team
10:07 AM2 years ago

Zimbabwe squad list

Goalkeepers: Washington Arubi (Marumo Gallants), Talbert Shumba (Free State Stars), Martin Mapisa (Zamora CF)
Defenders: Onismor Bhasera (SuperSport United), Divine Lunga (Mamelodi Sundowns), Takudzwa Chimwemwe (Nkana), Alec Mudimu (Torpedo Kutaisi), Godknows Murwira (Dynamos), Kelvin Moyo (Nkana), William Stima (FC Platinum)
Midfielders: Blessing Sarupinda (Sekhukhune United), Jonah Fabisch (Hamburger SV), Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims), Tafadzwa Rusike, Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco United), Kudakwashe Mahachi (SuperSport United), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs), Perfect Chikwende (Simba SC), Butholezwe Ncube (AmaZulu), Ishmael Wadi (JDR Stars), Farai Madhananga (Marumo Gallants), Silas Songani (FC Platinum), Knowledge Musona (Al-Tai – captain)
Strikers: Terrence Dzvukamanja (Orlando Pirates), Tinotenda Kadewere (Olympique Lyon), Knox Mutizwa (Lamontville Golden Arrows)
10:02 AM2 years ago


In addition to Zimbabwe and South Africa, the opening round of group G features Ghana and Ethiopia, who play later in the day at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, Cape Coast. Also on this Fifa date the matches are reversed. The others also take place in double rounds between October and November. Only the first team in each group has a confirmed place in the next phase.
9:57 AM2 years ago


The match between South Africa and Zimbabwe takes place this Friday 3rd at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe. History records 15 matches between these countries. Bafana Bafana have won seven, lost six, and drawn twice. They have not met since September 10, 2013, when Musona and Malajila scored in the Warrrios' 2-1 win at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg. Parker completed the scoring.
9:52 AM2 years ago

Welcome to’s LIVE coverage at 2022 FIFA World Cup European Qualifiers: Zimbabwe vs South Africa

Hi everyone! We have arrived at another day of World Cup Qualifying. In Africa the group stage is currently underway and today we will follow Zimbabwe vs. South Africa, who are in the same group as Ghana and Ethiopia. My name is Bia Palumbo and I will be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.