Warriors Crash Out Of COSAFA Cup Tournament
The Warriors crashed out of the COSAFA Cup tournament on Tuesday afternoon after they lost 2-1 to Senegal at the Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Zimbabwe drew first blood in the third minute through a Qadr Amini penalty. However, the Lions of Teranga, who are playing as a guest nation at this tournament, equalised in the 44th minute.
The West Africans then got the winning goal two minutes before full-time to secure a spot in the semi-finals.
The Warriors amassed just two points from four Group B games – two draws and two losses.
Namibia and Senegal have progressed to the last four with seven points each while Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi head back home.
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Meanwhile, Warriors coach Zdravko Logarusic has blamed fatigue for the 2-1 defeat to Senegal. In his post-match interview, the Croat said:
We started the game well but fatigue crept in and Senegal came back into the game and won it.
We played a number of matches in a short space of time and this was too much for the players, who have not played football in a long time.