The Zimbabwe national team were bundled out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after being hammered 4-0 by DRC in their final Group A match on Sunday
The Warriors suffered a first blow minutes before kickoff when first choice goalkeeper George Chigova was ruled out of the game due to a hamstring injury sustained during warm up.
And after just four minutes played, the Southern Africans were already behind after Elvis Chipezeze spilled the ball into the path of Jonathan Bolingi who headed home following a free-kick.
The early goal derailed the team’s plans as they struggled to create an real threats in moments after.
In the 32nd minute, Knowledge Musona got Zimbabwe’s first real opportunity to restore parity but his effort was skied high from the inside edge of the box.
However, a minute later,DRC doubled their lead with Cedric Bakambu scoring into the top left corner off an assist from Issama Mpeko.
Halftime came with the DRC firmly in control and leading 2-0.
The Warriors never threatened at goal in the opening moments of the second period and the coming in of Nyasha Mushekwi never brought any change upfront.
DRC made it three just moments after the hour with Bakambu getting his brace from the spot after Chipezeze hacked him down inside the box.
The keeper made another howler ten minutes later which gifted the Leopards with their fourth goal which was scored by Assombalonga.
The goal proved to be the final nail on the Zimbabwe’s coffin as it ended in an embarrassing way for the Sunday Chidzambwa’s charges.