Warriors coach Joey Antipas was not satisfied with his team’s performance despite winning 3-1 over Lesotho in the CHAN Qualifiers on Sunday.
Zimbabwe were failing to maintain the flow of the ball and played long passes throughout the game. They had one effort on target in the first half, a header from Prince Dube which broke the deadlock on minute 23.
“The worrying thing, if you look at the first half, we were struggling with our rhythm,” said Antipas after the game.
“But when we did build-up from the back we looked good. In the first half definitely our rhythm was lacking but in the second half after we had a chat with the boys at half-time they improved their play and that improved our game.”
The Warriors scored two more goals after the break through Dube who got his brace on the hour and substitute Wellington Taderera who scored a beautiful long-range effort six minutes before time.
Lesotho pulled one back from the spot through Kalale Hlompho in the stoppage time, but it was too late to reduce the arrears again as it ended 3-1.
Meanwhile, the second leg will be played on 18 October in Maseru.