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Suspensions and Fixtures

5 Dec
ZFC Match Day 5 saw two red cards. Mazaher Ismail and Sajjad Najarali both saw red.

ZFC Match Day 5 saw two red cards. Mazaher Ismail and Sajjad Najarali both saw red.

This week saw the second and third dismissals of the season with Mozambique Stars’ Sajjad Najarali sent off for violent conduct and Chipolopolo’s Mazaher Ismail seeing red for swearing at the referee.

Both players will serve a two match suspension, which means they will be unavailable for selection on 7th December and 14th December.

The remaining fixtures have been finalised and can be found on stats.zanzibarfc.com.

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Injuries Galore

4 Dec
Falling down: Young takes a tumble against former club Aston Villa

Falling down: Young takes a tumble against former club Aston Villa

There must have been something in the air at the end of November with four players withdrawing from Zanzibar FC with injuries.

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Week 2: Bafana Bafana Run Riot

30 Oct
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres admitted victory over Manchester City tasted sweeter after he capitalised on a late defensive blunder to secure a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres admitted victory over Manchester City tasted sweeter after he capitalised on a late defensive blunder to secure a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

After the mid-week transfer sagas, football was once again on the agenda on Saturday night for Week 2 of the Zanzibar FC season.

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Wantaway Striker Mo Mahdi Traded to Harambee Stars

25 Oct
Liverpool fear that transfer saga over controversial Uruguay striker will reignite during January's transfer window.

Liverpool fear that transfer saga over controversial Uruguay striker will reignite during January’s transfer window.

After weeks of speculation, wantaway striker Mohammed Mahdi handed in a transfer request which prompted the move to Harambee Stars.

Even by footballers’ cynical standards, Mohammed Mahdi’s contempt for his ex-teammates, employers, supporters and profession is breath-taking if not entirely unexpected.

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Transfer Market Heats Up

25 Oct
Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic single-handedly destroyed the Anderlecht with four-goals in the 5-0 rout.

Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic single-handedly destroyed the Anderlecht with four-goals in the 5-0 rout.

Four of the five teams that lost their opening game last weekend have delved into the transfer market in an attempt to strengthen their squads.

Harambee Stars, Mogoka FC, Polisi Dodoma and Mozambique Stars have all seemingly have lost faith in their squads after only one game.

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Week 1: Record Breaking Start to the Season

22 Oct
Manchester United manager David Moyes shows his dejection after Southampton equalise.

Manchester United manager David Moyes shows his dejection after Southampton equalise.

It has been a long time coming, but the 2013/2014 Zanzibar FC season kicked-off in record breaking style.

For the first time is ZFC history, there are 10 teams taking part with a total of 120 players.

The opening weekend saw a staggering total of 36 goals including three hat-tricks and one four-goal haul.

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Season Preview – Part 2

18 Oct
Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho thinking about his ZFC picks for 2013/2014.

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho thinking about his ZFC picks for 2013/2014.

By Feroz Mir

The second and final part of the two part installment of the “ZFC Season Preview”.

Read the first part “Season Preview – Part 1” here.

 

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Season Preview – Part 1

16 Oct
England Manager Roy Hodgson thinking about his ZFC picks for 2013/2014.

England Manager Roy Hodgson thinking about his ZFC picks for 2013/2014.

By Feroz Mir

There are many ways to measure the overall performance of a team when preparing to make your 2013/14 ZFC predictions. Some examples, looking at ex-captains drafting their players who have played amazing with them, the top 10 scoring leaders from the previous season, players coming together from other tournaments, players who are new to the league.

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The Merchant’s of Zanzibar

16 Oct
Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring England's second goal against Poland and sending the Three Lions to the World Cup.

Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring England’s second goal against Poland and sending the Three Lions to the World Cup.

Not to be mistaken with the Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice, brothers Rizwan and Sibtain Merchant received the call up to play in this seasons ZFC competition and neither of them could turn the offer down.

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Zanzibar FC 2013/2014 Fixture List *UPDATED*

24 Sep
The Zanzibar FC 2013/2014 Fixtures are now available.

The Zanzibar FC 2013/2014 Fixtures are now available.

The full Zanzibar FC fixture list has been released. The season will kick-off on Saturday, 19th October.

Dates for the first eight match weeks taking place in 2013 have been confirmed. Dates for the 2014 games will be confirmed soon.

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