The Zimbabwe national team were wasteful as they played a 1-1 draw with Uganda in a  AFCON 2019 Group A match this evening. 

Uganda took the lead in the 12th minute of the game with Emmaneul Okwi finding the back of the net from close range after George Chigova had saved an earlier shot into his path.

Despite the set-back the Warriors increased the tempo and had more urgency as they looked for the equaliser with Khama Billiat central in the attacks. 

Billiat and Karuru combined well and continued to force Uganda into defence mode. In the 23rd minute Knowledge Musona had a great chance to with his shot going way to high.

Six minutes before Halftime the Warriors had their equaliers when Musona chested to Ovidy Karuru who crossed into the box for Billiat to score with a delightful finish. 

The Halftime break came with the score level.The Warriors continued where they left as the continued to attack in the second half.

In the 50th minute Musona missed a glorious chance to give Zimbabwe the lead when hit the bar despite having an empty goal at his mercy. 

Sunday Chidzambwa made two changes tbrining in Evans Rusike for Talent Chawapiwa while Marshall Munesti replaced Thabani Kamusoko as he sought the winner.

However the Warriors continued to be wasteful as the game progressed, while Uganda also threatened to take maximum points on the break. In the 91st minute Musona had a chance to grab the winner but could only shoot wide as the Warriors settled for only a point.

The results leave Zimbabwe needing other results to potentially go in their favour and needing to win the final group game against DRC. DRC will face Egypt in a late kick-off. 

 

Zimbabwe XI:

G.Chigova, T. Darikwa, A.Mudimu, T.Hadebe, D. Lunga, D. Phiri, T. Kamusoko, O. Karuru, T. Chawapihwa, K. Billiat, K. Musona 

 

Uganda XI:

D.Onyango, B. Mugabi, E.Okwi, K.Aucho, P.Kaddu, R.Mukibi, G.Walusimbi, H.Wasswa, F.Miya, Lumala, Azira

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