Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Zimbabwe and South Africa face each other at National Sports Stadium in what is expected to be an interesting World Cup qualifier. Zimbabwe aim to put an end to their five-game winless run, but they will have a mountain to climb in Friday’s football match. Since all Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa), Admiral Muskwe (Luton), Macauley Bonne (Ipswich), Jordan Zemura (Bournemouth), David Moyo (Hamilton), and Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan) are rated doubtful for the game due to Premier League travel ban, home win should not be considered.
Bafana Bafana, on the other hand, will be without Mosa Lebusa, Sphelele Mkhulise, Innocent Maela, Sifiso Mlungwana, Njabulo Ngcobo, Siyethemba Sithebe, Sphephelo Sithole, and Kabomelo Kodisang in the opener. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at National Sports Stadium, and we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Marvelous Nakamba):
Born on January 19, 1994 in Hwange, Marvelous Nakamba is a Zimbabwe international who plays for Club Brugge in the Belgian Jupiler League. Nakamba started his youth career at Highlanders and he made his senior debut with Bantu Rovers.
The Zimbabwe footballer played for Nancy before joining Vitesse in 2014. After scoring two goals in 67 appearances for the Dutch outfit in the league the central midfielder signed a four-year deal with Club Brugge in June, 2017 for a fee of £4 million. Nakamba made his Club Brugge debut in the league in July, 2017 in a 4-0 win over Sporting Lokeren.
Speaking of his international career, Marvelous Nakamba represented Zimbabwe in the under-20 level and he made his debut with the main squad in June, 2015 against Malawi. His main position is central midfield, but he is used as a defensive midfielder as well. Nakamba’s preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (South Africa):
Controlled by South Africa Football Association, South Africa national football team mainly play their home games at FNB Stadium which can hold up to 94,736 spectators. The Bafana Bafana qualified for their first FIFA World Cup in 1998, but they failed to advance to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament in France.
Four years later South Africa participated at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea, with the team suffering once again suffering elimination in the group stages of the competition. South Africa were elected to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but despite defeating France in Group A, they eventually failed to book their place in the last 16.
The Bafana Bafana, though, did well to win the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations, with the team beating Tunisia in the title game. South Africa played their first international game against Argentina back in 1906, with the team suffering a 1-0 loss to the Albiceleste,