Listen Now!
Live:
ZiWebCam: Off
Harare 106.4MHz | Bulawayo 106.7MHz Mutare 95.4MHz | Masvingo 96.1MHz | Gweru 104.3MHz | Victoria Falls 106.5MHz | Beitbridge 101.6MHz | Mutorashanga 97.6MHz | Kadoma 105.2MHz | Nyanga 98.2MHz
  • Zimbabwe Beats Liberia 3-0 in AFCON Qualifier

    Zimbabwe Beats Liberia 3-0 in AFCON Qualifier

    by Tatenda Ziyambi

    The Warriors kicked off their Africa Cup Of Nations 2019 qualifiers on a winning note, after easing to a 3-0 victory over Liberia. Knowledge Musona grabbed all the goals for the homes side, but it could easily have been more.

    Zimbabwe was knocking on the door from as early as the 6th minute, after Thabani Kamusoko’s effort narrowly missed its mark from just outside the box.

    Zimbabwe kept the pressure on their opponents, and they were not to be denied as Knowledge Musona eventually broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute.

    Musona beat an offside trap to meet a Danny Phiri pass from deep, which he drilled home with a low shot. The Warriors should have doubled their lead in the 32nd minute, when Jaure’s effort hit the bar before going out of play.

    The half would end in 1-0 in Zimbabwe’s favour, although the Warriors should have been score more from the chances they created. They made up for their missed chances in the second half, when they started with more purpose and attacking intent, which paid off almost immediately after Musona doubled the lead four minutes into the half.

    The smiling assassin converted a cross from the right flank from the industrious Kudakwashe Mahachi, who worked hard all afternoon. Musona eventually completed his hatrick on the 63rd minute, when he successfully converted from a pass by Partson Jaure.

    Overall it was an impressive performance from Zimbabwe, as their victory ensured that they would finish on top of group G after one round of action. However it should be noted that Liberia, despite their best efforts, were not the toughest of opponants to beat.  There are still sterner tests awaiting the Warriors in the form Congo and DR Congo, but at least it’s a step in the right direction. Only time will tell if Norman Mapeza will be given the chancer to lead this promising group of players to the next AFCON in 2019. Until then, the Warriors can at least take a number of positives from a decent performance as they gear up for another AFCON campaign.