Warriors through to the COSAFA semi finals

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Zimbabwean warriors had an impressive performance as they managed to overcome Swaziland 2-1 in a Cosafa Castle Cup tournament quarter final being held in South Africa.

The match began so lively with the warriors playing possession football dominating their opponents for the better part of the first half and missed a lot of goal scoring opportunities.

Zimbabwe created the first goal scoring opportunity from a speedy run by Ocean Mushure who with a positive first touch could not finish off to take the lead.

Michelle Katsvairo failed to put his name on the score sheet after he failed to direct the ball onto the back of the net from an Ovidy Karuru’s cross.

Zimbabwe grabbed an opener through captain Ovidy Karuru with a timely press from an Eric Chipeta’s cross. Zimbabwe missed great scoring opportunities with Prince Dube flicking an aerial ball between the goalkeeper and defender to slightly miss the target.

Swaziland got an equaliser in the second half from a cross which got in to the direction of striker’s header which left Gorge Chigova with no chance to make a save. The Swazi picked the pace of the match after the equaliser and begun to attack from the centre of the midfield which brought some anxious moments for the Zimbabwean defence.

Substitute Knox Mutizwa was on target moments before the end of the match from a corner kick after he made a run to the near post to node home past the Swaziland goalkeeper.

Zimbabwe managed to hold on to their lead through impressive defending from the back four.

Ocean Mushure was named the Castle Larger man of the match after an outstanding performance.

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