Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa has singled out captain Knowledge Musona for special praise after the 28-year-old played a key role in the 2-0 victory over Congo despite missing a bigger part of the preparations due to a groin injury.

The Belgium-based forward needed to pass a late fitness test on Saturday and went on to score a superb volley which took his tally in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers to five goals.

“We knew what Knowledge can do in a game, and I’m happy with the medical team because they did very well to manage him from the word go. As you saw he scored a great goal from nothing.

“As coaches we thought we cannot leave such a great player on the bench, that’s why we decided to start him,” Chidzambwa said.

Khama Billiat scored the other goal as Zimbabwe book their place at the Afcon 2019 set for Egypt in June after finishing on top of Group G with eleven points.