The Warriors face Botswana in the Matchday 5 of the 2021 Afcon Qualifiers – Group H.


Botswana 0-1 Zimbabwe

90′ Fulltime.

85′ Botswana still trying to find the equalizer but Zim is holding forth.

75′ Zimbabwe still holding the edge as they continue to frustrate their opponents.

75′ Yellow Card to Mosha Gaolaolwe (Bots).

70′ Zimbabwe still showing discipline in their defense.

62′ Botswana Sub: Thalefo Molebatsi out, Tapiwa Gadibolae for Botswana

60′ Shumba punches away an effort at goal as Botswana gets the space.

57′ Yellow Card to Dzvukamanja (Zim).

57′ Bots slowly coming out of their shell as they force another attack but Zim clears the danger.

55′ Free kick to Bots,  taken to the box, cleared.

55′ Zim maintaining a high line as they press the hosts in their own half.

52′ Yellow Card to Dzingai (Zim).

50′ Play temporarily stopped as Bots player calls for medical attention.

47′ Zim with early pressure as they force a corner kick which results in foul for Botswana.

47′ Dzvukamanja receives medical attention on the sidelines after a clash of heads with an opponent.

46′ Zim starts the second half.

45′ Zim holding the edge at half time.

40′ Botswana retaining some possession as they begin to force Zim into their half.

35′ Botswana failing to hold their pace as Zimbabwe continue to dominate.

28′ Yellow Card to Kgamanyane ( Botswana)

20′ Zimbabwe dominating the pace in the midfield a creating best chances on goal.

17′ Corner kick taken, Dzvukamanja flicks it but his effort is cleared for another corner kick.

17′ Corner kick to Zim, cleared for another corner kick.

15′ Goal!!! Zim take the lead with Chikwende pouncing on a rebound after Musona’s free kick is spilled by the keeper.

13′ Free kick to Zim after Mahachi is empade

9′ Freekick to Zim, Musona takes it but his effort is blocked by the wall.

5′ Slow start from both ends as play is concentrated in the middle of the park.

18:40 – Botswana kicks off the game. Zim in their new green Umbro kits attacking from right to left.

– The Warriors are still waiting for the results of their Covid-19 tests done this afternoon ahead of the Afcon Qualifier against Botswana this evening.

Kick-off for the match is at 6 pm CAT and the team had not received the results fifteen minutes before the match begins.

Should those results don’t arrive on time, the game will have to be delayed as all players require to be cleared.

20 minutes after the supposed kick off, the Warriors have been cleared to start warm up.

Botswana XI: K. Dambe. M. Gaolaolwe, O. Ratanang. T. Ditlhokwe (c), S. Mathumo, G. Gaogangwe, T. Molebatsi, T. Kgamanyane, O. Makgantai, T. Setsile, K. Kebaikanye.

Warriors XI: T. Shumba, T. Chimwemwe, T. Hadebe, J. Dzingai, O. Bhasera, T. Kamusoko, O. Karuru, P. Chikwende, K. Mahachi, K. Musona (c), T. Dzvukamanja.