Match - Sun 9 September, 15:00,
Angola, Zimbabwe in derby clash
Knowledge Musona of Zimbabwe
Angola will be seeking to reach the finals for a fifth successive tournament while Zimbabwe have only previously played in 2004 and 2006 finals.
Angola are preparing in South Africa ahead of Sunday’s first leg, which will be held in Harare, with a squad that includes seven players from clubs in Europe. There is a return for Nando Rafael, who is in the Bundesliga with Fortuna Dusseldorf, and the attack will again be led by Manucho and Djalma Camps, recently sold by FC Porto to Turkey.
Zimbabwe hopes will rest on their German-based striker Knowledge Musona, who is to join the team on Wednesday. There had been concern about his participation after a threat to quit the national team in the wake of being accused by officials of being involved in possible match fixing.
The accusation was withdrawn and apologies made to the 21-year-old, who is the country’s best known player.
Other players from Europe in the squad are Quincy Antipas, Onismor Bhasera, Noel Maseke, Vusa Nyoni and Archford Gutu. But Romania-based striker Mike Temwanjira is out because of in