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Zimbabwe 1-1 DRC

90′ Sibanda saves superbly a dangerous Bolasie cross.

89′ Dzvukamanja comes in for Chawapiwa.

87′ DRC Sub: El Nina comes in for Bakambu.

83′ Play stopped as E. Sibanda lies down injured.

77′ Zim Sub: Chinyengetere comes in for Karuru.

75′ Zim get a free-kick, E. Sibanda takes it but goes over.

70′ DRC Sub: Kebano comes in Afobe.

70′ Khama Billiat’s effort is blocked for corner-kick which is cleared.

68′ Freekick to Zim, Khama steps up but sends his strike over.

64′ Khama delivers a cross to Mutizwa who fails to connect it.

58′ Zim under siege now as DRC make another attack but effort goes off target.

55′ DRC on counter with Bakambu but Sibanda makes good save.

50′ Bolasie makes a run but Pfumbidzai recovers well.

47′ Zim with nice passes in to the box but Nakamba’s tame shot gives no threat.

45+3 Freekick to DRC, keeper punches away.

45+1′ Chawapiwa breaks away and is brought down in the box but referees waves play-on.

45′ Four minutes added.

45′ Yellow Card to Darikwa. Freekick to DRC in a dangerous position, Bolasie takes it but it’s defended.

41′ Zim comes again but Karuru fails to connect properly.

39′ Great build-up involving Chawapiwa and Darikwa but DRC clear their lines.

38′ Bolasie breaks away and crosses the ball into the box but Hadebe clears.

36′ DRC get a cornerkick, Mpeko takes it but Zim clear and quickly launch an attack with Khama. They recover.

35′ Zim regrouping as they attack again but the last touch goes out.

34′ Khama with a great run, beating his markers before setting up Chawapiwa whose shot is blocked.

28′ Zim Sub: E. Sibanda comes in for injured Chigova.

24′ Goal!!! DRC equalise through Teenage Hadebe’s own goal, miscuing Mpeko’s cross.

22′ Mutizwa find space and scores but the referee blows for off-side.

20′ E. Sibanda warming up as Chigova struggles with injury.

16′ DRC keeper under-pressure as he clears the ball for throw in.

14′ Play stopped as goalkeeper Chigova lies down injured.

11′ Freekick to DRC but no threat as the effort goes off target.

10′ Zimbabwe starting well as they force the play in the Congolese half.

9′ Match temporarily stopped as Khama lies down injured.

1′ Goal!!!! Khama Billiat puts Zimbabwe ahead, connecting Talent Chawapiwa’s cross in first attack of the game.

1′ Match kicks off.


18:50: Impatient fans broke in without paying.

18:30: Crowd slowly building up but several spaces are yet to be filled.

17:45: The stadium is virtually empty with less than an hour plus thirty minutes before kick-off. This because of Zifa’s ill-timed move to increase the gate charges on the eve of the match.

Warriors XI: G. Chigova, T. Darikwa, R. Pfumbidzai, T. Hadebe, M. Munetsi, K. Moyo, M. Nakamba, O. Karuru, T. Chawapiwa, K. Billiat, K. Mutizwa.

DRC XI: A. Mossi, C. Mbemba, I. Mpeko, M. Tisserand, J. Maghoma, F. Ngoma, J. Ikoko, C. Luvindama, C. Bakambu, Y. Bolasie, B. Afobe.


 

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