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ZFC Playoff Preview

25 Mar
The 2014 World Cup begin on 12th June 2014.

The 2014 World Cup begin on 12th June 2014.

With Chipolopolo crowned Zanzibar FC league champions, the attention now turns to the ZFC playoffs. Can anybody stop them from doing the double?

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Valentine’s Day Transfers

24 Feb
All 10 ZFC captains were looking to bring in some quality.

All 10 ZFC captains were looking to bring in some quality.

This year, 14th February 2014 had a different meaning – it was the transfer deadline day.

With 21 players changing teams in the final week leading up to the transfer deadline, this season had 22 trades making it the busiest transfer market on record.

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23rd November – Game Off!

20 Nov
Zlatan Ibrahimovic can’t contain his disapointment after finding out that there are no ZFC games scheduled on 23rd November.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic can’t contain his disapointment after finding out that there are no ZFC games scheduled on 23rd November.

Due to a conflict with the program scheduled at Bathurst, there are no games scheduled for Saturday, 23rd November. The season will resume on Saturday, 30th November.

Games scheduled for 23rd November will be re-scheduled at a later date in the season.

The transfer market has been busy again, here are the latest transfers:

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16th November – Game On!

9 Nov
Cristiano Ronaldo can't contain his excitement after finding out that there are ZFC games scheduled on 16th November.

Cristiano Ronaldo can’t contain his excitement after finding out that there are ZFC games scheduled on 16th November.

There is a full set of games scheduled for Saturday, 16th November.

The fixtures are:

19:30 Taifa Stars v Indomitable Lions
20:30 Polisi Dodoma v Gymkhana
21:30 Chipolopolo v Kakamega Homeboyz FC
22:30 Mogoka FC v Bafana Bafana
23:30 Harambee Stars v Mozambique Stars

Zanzibar FC Pre-season Trades

19 Sep
Expect a very active pre-season in the transfer market this season.

Expect a very active pre-season in the transfer market this season.

With the added excitement of 10 team this season, there has been a lot of jostling for players in the first week since the draft and the expectation is that the pre-season transfer market will remain busy.

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Zanzibar FC Squads & Fixtures

19 Sep
Zanzibar FC 2013/2014 is scheduled to kick-off on Saturday, 5th October.

Zanzibar FC 2013/2014 is scheduled to kick-off on Saturday, 5th October.

The highly anticipated Zanzibar FC draft was held on Sunday, 15th September and with 110 players to choose from the 10 team captains had a lot of thinking to do.

The top 2 draft pics for this season were veteran strikers Shani Kara and Abbas Hasham, with ZFC rookie Nayu Akbar coming in 3rd.

The squads can be found on “http://stats.zanzibarfc.com/” by clicking on the “Teams” link.

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ZFC 2012/2013 Awards

11 May
Playoff Champions Manama FC celebrate their 3-0 playoff final win over League Champions Mozambique Stars.

Playoff Champions Manama FC celebrate their 3-0 playoff final win over League Champions Mozambique Stars.

League Champions: Mozambique Stars

League Runners-Up: Manama FC

Playoff Champions: Manama FC

Playoff Runners-Up: Mozambique Stars

Rookie of the Year: Mohamed Ali Chehade

Goalie of the Year: Mehdi Somji

Golden Boot: Mohammed Mandan, Hisham Ali and Shani Kara

League MVP: Taha Ali

 

 

Playoff Schedule *UPDATED*

13 Apr
The Zanzibar FC Playoff trophy doesn't look too dissimilar to the World Cup trophy.

The Zanzibar FC Playoff trophy doesn’t look too dissimilar to the World Cup trophy.

** Kick-off times have been updated **

The Zanzibar FC playoffs kick-off at 9:30pm on Saturday, 20th April.

Undefeated league champions Mozambique Stars will be looking for a routine victory over Gor Mahia on their way to completing the league and cup double.

All yellow-cards are reset for the playoffs.

Quarter-Finals

Saturday, 20th April @ 9:30pm – (4) Sofapaka FC vs (5) Taifa Stars
Saturday, 20th April @ 10:30pm – (3) FC Dynamo vs (6) Gymkhana
Saturday, 20th April @ 11:30pm – (2) Manama FC vs (7) AFC Leopards
Sunday, 21st April @ 12:30am – (1) Mozambique Stars vs (8) Gor Mahia

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ZFC Playoff Schedule and Final League Match

14 Mar
Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha (Manchester United) is sent off for assaulting Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) at Old Trafford.

Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha (Manchester United) is sent off for assaulting Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) at Old Trafford during their Champions League encounter.

The final round of league games has been postponed to 6th April.

The only thing between Mozambique Stars and the league title are the AFC Leopards.

Mozambique need all-three points to secure the league title, a draw would most probably be good enough due to their superior goal difference.

A Mozambique draw would mean Manama FC could win the league by beating Gymkhana by nine clear goals in their final game.

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Week 12: Six-pointer, Golden Boot and Suspensions

28 Feb
© Hasanain Rashid.FC Dynamo skipper, Habib-Ali Jaffer shows discontent over his treatment in the two games with Manama FC.

© Hasanain Rashid.
FC Dynamo skipper, Habib-Ali Jaffer shows discontent over his treatment in the two games against Manama FC.

This weeks top of the table clash between Mozambique Stars and Manama FC could decide where the Zanzibar FC League Championship is heading.

The two teams shared the spoils 1-1 in the season opener.

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