brazil-football-team.jpgThousands have thronged the National Sports Stadium for the historic international friendly tie between Zimbabwe Warriors and Brazil’s Samba boys.


The Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe, the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Brazilian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Raul de Toney , Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Engineer Walter Mzembi, are some members of the dignitaries at the National Sports Stadium for the historic match.


The match has kicked off.



The Samba boys, who are five time world champions arrived yesterday, and received a rousing welcome from the fans, cabinet ministers, soccer players and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority staff.

Civil servants had a chance to go to the National Sports Stadium, as they will worked half -day today.


Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri has said, the force will be on high alert to prevent criminal activities.

Caretaker coach, Norman Mapeza, has since announced the first eleven players who will face the visitors in today’s’ high profile friendly tie.
The coach has entrusted seven slots to foreign based players.
Captain Benjani Mwaruwari will lead a team that comprises Knowledge Musona, Quincy Antipas, Tinashe Nengomasha, Ashley Mussa, Ovidy Karuru, Zhaimu Jambo, Zvenyika Makonese, Method Mwanjali, Gilbert Mapemba, and goalkeeper, Edmore Sibanda.
Tafadzwa Dube, Thomas Svesve, Quid Amid, Vusa Nyoni, Nyasha Mushekwi and Kingston Nkata will be on the bench