Zimbabwe played out a goalless draw with Madagascar in a Cosafa Cup group B match this afternoon. Zimbabwe will fee hard done by after being denied two late penalties at late into the match from the Botswana referee who officiated encounter.
The first half saw few chances falling for the two sides but Madagascar had the slight edge heading into the halftime break.
The Warriors started dominating possession in the second half as they searched for the opener. In the 53rd minute Ovidy Karuru had a good header save by the Madagascar referee. Ocean Mushure also had an effort saved as the Warriors mounted pressure.
In the 84th minute Raphael Manuvire was brought down in the box only for the referee to wave play on. Two minutes later Karuru was brought down and again the Botswana referee was not interested.
The result sees Zimbabwe remain top of Group B with a better goal difference
Action at it happened:
90′ 2 minutes of added time
86′ Shocking officiating ,Karuru is brought down again referee fails to give clear penalty !
84’Manuvire kicked and brought down in the box and ref denies Warriors penalty
82’Mavunga tries to catch keeper off his line but effort saved
78’Mushure with a good free kick but saved well ,Karuru with chance right after but goes wide
76′ Madagascar with a shot and Chigova saves that was close!
61′ Warriors seeing a lot of the ball but clear chances very few
57′ Madagscar with a dangerous ball into the box but Chigova deals with it
53′ Karuru with a header but goalkeeper makes a superb save with his leg
47’Zim subs Mutizwa in for Majarira ,Homora in for Mukombwe
-Halftime, referee blows to end the half
44’Another attack by Madagascar but Warriors defend well
37’Zimbabwe becoming more lively and creating more chances now
29′ Tigere with another key save after a Madagascar attack
27’Mavunga with a shot on target but dealt with by the keeper
24’Tigere with a great tackle to stop a Madagascar
20’Majarira with great chance but goes for goal instead of passing and hits side netting
18’Madagascar with an effort just over the bar
12′ Warriors without any real clear chances ,Madagascar looking more threatening
11’Madagascar with the first corner but fail to use it effectively
10’Evenly balanced match with both sides playing a very physical game
Starting line ups:
Chigova, Mushure, Chipeta,Mukombwe,Tigere,Chawapiwa ,Takwara,Mavunga, Karuru,Chakoroma, Majarira
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