Gallant Warriors through to semi-finals

Zimbabwe faced their toughest challenge yet when they beat Swaziland 2-1 in the 2017 Castle Cosafa Cup at the Royal Mafokeng Stadium on Sunday.

Prince Dube Mpumelelo of Zimbabwe  ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix2017 | Cosafa website

The Warriors went to the match on the back of an impressive 10 goals in three matches without conceding a goal.

And when Ovidy Karuru put them ahead with a record goal in the first half, it looked like another day in the office for the Warriors. Oh by the way, the record is that Karuru is the first player to score six goals in a Cosafa Cup tournament.

Chance after chance came but Michelle Katsvairo as well Prince Dube conspired to miss the opportunities.

And punished for that they were in the second half as Swaziland, buoyed by a strong showing at the end of the first period when Felix Badenhorst, the man who tore the tournament apart last season headed his side level.

Zimbabwe toiled and suggestions were that they were tired.

But, it was a glancing header from Knox Mutizwa off the bench that made sure Zimbabwe booked a semi-final date with Lesotho on Wednesday.

  • Machisa

    I gave thanks to our coach he is the man of the moment he the weakness and solve it in thank you Sunday chidzabwa