The Blizzard: Zimbabwe 4-1 South Africa, 1992

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The Blizzard: Zimbabwe 4-1 South Africa, 1992

On as we speak’s episode of Biggest Video games, in affiliation with The Blizzard, we glance again to a match that represented a symbolic second within the fashionable histories of two nations. The Sunday Instances’ Ian Hawkey joins us to debate Zimbabwe’s first qualifying fixture for the 2014 African Cup of Nations, a match performed in his then-local Harare. 

Bruce Grobbelaar, who hadn’t represented his native Zimbabwe for a number of years, was known as up on the identical weekend that the Premier League started and a bench spot below new signing David James beckoned. He determined to fly to Harare simply three days earlier than the sport and, after a lot political deliberation round his twin citizenship standing, he was allowed to play. This strengthened the aspect’s Premier League connection, as Coventry Metropolis’s Peter Ndlovu additionally performed for the nation and excelled on this sport.

This marked the arrival of Zimbabwe’s ‘Dream Workforce’, a nationwide aspect that might be remembered with a folkloric appreciation, as they dismantled a new-look South Africa aspect in entrance of almost 50,000 followers of their nationwide stadium and set their sights on a historic worldwide achievement. 

For extra tales from the annals of soccer historical past, go to www.theblizzard.co.uk to discover their archives that comprise over 700 articles of tales similar to this one!

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