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

-Kickoff

Starting line ups:

Zimbabwe XI:

Chigova, Mushure, Chipeta,Mukombwe,Tigere,Chawapiwa ,Takwara,Mavunga, Karuru,Chakoroma, Majarira


 

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