Senegal vs Zimbabwe: AFCON times, TV and how to watch online
All the info you need to know on how and where to watch the AFCON Group B match between Senegal and Zimbabwe at the Kouekong Stadium (Bafoussam) on Monday 10, January.
Senegal's second so-called 'golden generation' is running out of time. They arrived in Cameroon with a stacked squad, but many of their key players are approaching 30 or are already there.
To make matters worse, coach Aliou Cisse is without a host of big players against Zimbabwe, a game he will be keen to just get out of the way.
"I was looking at the composition of our team," Cisse said. "Compared to our last match against Congo, I can already tell you we have six indisputable starting players who are not on the squad list: Edouard Mendy, Krepin Diatta, Ismaila Sarr, Nampalys Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly and Saliou Ciss.
"Having six absent starting players, it's true that it's worrying but we are still going into the game against Zimbabwe full of confidence."
All eyes on Mané
Senegal have one of the best squads – if not the very best – in the tournament, but they are going to rely on Mane to a certain degree, particularly given their covid-19 absences. Thankfully he is exceptional both when it comes to sniffing out chances and creating them, with his 0.67 non-penalty expected goal involvements every 90 minutes being the fourth-best in the Premier League (min. 900 minutes played) this term.
'Warriors looking to shock'
Norman Mapeza's men go into the game as major underdogs and will be encouraged after their first clean sheet in six as the 'Warriors' played out a 0-0 draw with Sudan in a pre-tournament friendly. Zimbabwe will have their eyes set on a second place or best third in their bid to progress to the round of 16.
What time does Senegal-Zimbabwe kick off?
The AFCON Group B contest between Senegal and Zimbabwe will kick off at the 20,000 capacity Kouekong Stadium, on Monday 10 January 2022 at 08:00 US (ET) and 05:00 US (PT). That’s 2:00 pm CET and 1:00 pm UK time.
Find out what time Senegal-Zimbabwe starts if you’re elsewhere in the world.
Where can I watch Senegal-Zimbabwe in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the AFCON Group B match:
US: Fanatiz / beIN Sports
UK: Sky Sports Football / Sky Go.
Find out who is showing Senegal-Zimbabwe elsewhere in the world.
Senegal-Zimbabwe: live AS English coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the AFCON Group B clash right here at AS English. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds