Action as it happened: Zimbabwe vs Algeria – Afcon Qualifiers

Follow our live coverage of the Afcon Qualifiers – Group H encounter between Zimbabwe and Algeria.


Zimbabwe 2-2 Algeria

90′ Three minutes added.

87′ Yellow Card to Bounedjah¬† (Algeria).

85′ Cornerkick to Algeria, cleared out of danger.

82′ Goal!!! Dube scores with his first touch to equalise for Zim, tapping in from a cornerkick.

81′ Zim Sub: Dube replaces Darikwa.

77′ Algeria Sub:

75′ Freekick to Zim in Algeria half, Musona quickly releases to Darikwa who cuts the ball back but there is a mix-up between Karuru and Billiat, and Algeria clears the danger.

73′ Algeria Sub:

73′ Algeria on attack, Baghdad Bounedjah tries from a range but his low short goes an inch wide.

71′ Mahachi with a delicious cross to Musona but the skipper fails to pack it properly and his shot goes wide.

68′ Algeria make a double Sub

63′ Yellow card to T. Hadebe (Zim), Freekick to Algeria. Bennacer takes it and keeper punches it away.

61′ Tino Kadewere with another big chance, his effort goes an inch wide.

59′ Algeria breaks on a quick counter but the final touch goes over.

59′ Zim gets another freekick in Algeria half, Musona sends it into the box, cleared.

55′ Musona takes the cornerkick, swings it in but Karuru misses the ball in front of the goal.

54′ Kadewere with a header after but his effort on target is saved by the keeper for cornerkick.

52′ Freekick to Zim, Musona takes it into the box, cleared for a throwin.

47′ Algeria trying to set the pace early as they create first chance of the second half but the long range shot goes out.

46′ Zim Sub: Billiat, Karuru, Mahachi and Lunga replaces Moyo, Chicksen, Rusike and Zemura.


Zimbabwe 1-2 Algeria

45+2′ Chicksen sets up Musona into the box who crosses the ball to Dzingai but the last touch goes over.

45+1′ Cornerkick to Zim, keeper collects.

45+1′ Freekick to Zim, Musona sends it into the box cleared for cornerkick.

45′ Two minutes added.

42′ Goal!!! Musona pulls one back for Zim from a freekick.

41′ Freekick to Zim just outside the box, Musona takes it but his strike hits the cross bar.

40′ Yellow Card to Benlamri (Algeria)

38′ Goal!!! Mahrez dances around Zimbabwe defence to score a second goal for Algeria

34′ Goal!!! A. Delort with a free header to open the scoring for Algeria.

30′ Freekick to Zim, Musona sends it into the box, and Dzingai is at the end of it but his effort is too lame and keeper collect.

28′ Mahrez sends the freekick into the box, headed but Shumba goes airborne to make a great save.

27′ Yellow Card to Tafadzwa Rusike (Zim), Freekick to Algeria.

25′ Freekick to Algeria in a dangerous position, Mahrez behind it but shoots over.

22′ Tempo slowing down as Zim’s Mahachi is warming up.

19′ Yellow card to Chicksen (Zim).

14′ Cornerkick to Algeria, Mahrez swings it in the box, partially cleared before referee blows for a freekick outside the box.

11′ Kadewere caught offside as he tried to reach for through ball.

8′ Freekick to Zim on the centre, played short as the start a build-up.

7′ Freekick to Algeria in a dangerous position, Mahrez’s shot on goal goes off target.

4′ Musona gets the space and hits the target but his short is saved by the keeper.

3′ Algeria gets the first chance on goal but it the effort goes over.

1′ Zimbabwe gets the match underway.

Warriors XI: T. Shumba; T. Darikwa, J. Dzingai, T. Hadebe, A. Chicksen; J. Zemura, T. Rusike, M. Nakamba, K. Musona; D. Moyo, T. Kadewere.

Algeria XI: R. Mbolhi (GK), R. Halaimia, A. Mandi, D. Benlamri, R. Bensebaini, I. Bennacer, A. Guedioura, S. Feghouli, R. Mahrez (c), S. Benrahma, A. Delort.


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