Zimbabwe continue their quest to defend the COSAFA Cup when they play Lesotho in semifinals this evening.

The Warriors beat Botswana 3-1 on penalties in the round of 8 while Lesotho edged out Swaziland 1-0.

Captain Ovidy Karuru is out with an ankle injury. The 29-year-old was at the receiving end of a nasty tackle in Sunday’s game and had to be stretchered off ten minutes into the second half.

Kick-off is 7:30 pm at New Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Meanwhile, the two sides met in the same round last year, and the Warriors progressed to the final after a 4-3 victory.

Team-News
Coach Sunday Chidzambwa made two changes on the team that played on Sunday. Tafadzwa Kutinyu will start in captain Ovidy Karuru’s place while Terence Dzvukamanja replaces Talent Chawapiwa.

Warriors XI: G. Chigova, J. Mukombwe, A. Mudimu, K. Moyo, D. Lunga, M. Munetsi, T. Kutinyu, K. Billiat, A. Amidu, T. Dzvukamanja, E. Rusike.

Head-to-Head
The last time Zimbabwe and Lesotho played against each other was in November last year in an international friendly. Likuena won the encounter 1-0.

Zimbabwe: 15 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss
Lesotho: 1 win, 4 draws, 15 losses

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