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Zimbabwe squander chances in draw with Uganda

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Two glaring misses by Knowledge Musona cost Zimbabwe as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Uganda in an entertaining match at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Uganda followed up their surprise 2-0 win over Democratic Republic of Congo in their first game by taking a 12th-minute lead through Emmanuel Okwi before Khama Billiat levelled for Zimbabwe five minutes before the break.

Musona should have equalised before that but fired over from close range and was guilty of an even worse effort in the...

Alec Mudimu: From Welsh Premier League to stopping Mohamed Salah at Afcon

CAIRO -- Alec Mudimu believes he "learned a lifetime's work" during Zimbabwe's Africa Cup of Nations opener on Friday, as the Cefn Druids defender swapped the Welsh Premier League for a showdown with Mohamed Salah and Egypt.

The Warriors ultimately fell to a 1-0 defeat following Trezeguet's 41st-minute winner in front of 75,000 spectators at Cairo International Stadium, but Mudimu is taking plenty of positives from the performance after testing himself against Salah only three weeks after...

Egypt start Africa Cup of Nations on the right foot, even as Salah misfires

Egypt players celebrate during their Africa Cup of Nations group-stage win over Zimbabwe.
Egypt picked up a narrow win in the opener to the Africa Cup of Nations.

CAIRO -- When Egypt's winner came, it was little surprise to see one of their wingers tricking past two opponents before cutting inside and belting an unstoppable finish into the far corner, bringing the house down on the Africa Cup of Nations' opening night. It was just not the player we have all come to expect. Trezeguet, the mercurial left-sided player, was the man who ensured the hosts passed their first test and, on the opposite flank, Mohamed Salah was able to get away with a rare off night.

Salah...

Egypt get winning start at Africa Cup of Nations

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Mahmoud Trezeguet handed hosts Egypt a winning start to the Africa Cup of Nations with the only goal of Friday's opening game against Zimbabwe in a high tempo start to the tournament.

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His 41st-minute strike proved decisive as Egypt missed out on a myriad of chances to make a bigger impact but will be satisfied to have taken the first three point haul of the month-long event.

Egypt opened up the Africa Cup of Nations with a win over Zimbabwe.

Trezeguet's finish overshadowed...

Source: Zimbabwe may boycott opener over pay

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson joins the panel to break down the two favourites of the Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal and Egypt.
Khama Biliat says Zimbabwe will take lessons of past appearances to do better at AFCON in Egypt this month.
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The Zimbabwe national side are at loggerheads with their own football association on the eve of their Africa Cup of Nations opener against hosts Egypt due to the non-payment of allowances, a source within the camp has confirmed to ESPN.

Reports emerged in the local press on Thursday that the Warriors had refused to train and were threatening to boycott Friday evening's opener against the Pharaohs at the Cairo International Stadium if the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) didn't honour an agreement...