Action as it happened: COSAFA Cup – Malawi vs Zimbabwe

Follow our live coverage of the COSAFA Cup, Group B match between Malawi vs Zimbabwe.


Malawi 2-2 Zimbabwe

90+1′ Banda tries from a range but his shot is way over.

87′ Zim Sub: Banda replaces Sarupinda.

85′ Big Chance!!! Karuru meets a cross on the far post but his rising effort from a short hits the cross bar on its way out.

78′ Malawi Sub: Mkanda replaces Myaba.

77′ Goal!!! Patrick Musaka sends Zim on level terms after Karuru sets him up from a free kick just outside the box.

76′ Yellow Card!!! Chirwa of Malawi is cautioned for delaying.

75′ Zim Sub: Murimba replaces Sarupinda.

75′ Mhone with a shot from inside the box, Arubi goes down and parries the ball away for a corner kick.

73′ Malawi Sub: Mhone replaces Kuwali, Mkwate replaces Idani,

73′ Yellow Card: Andrew Mbeba is cautioned for dangerous play.

70′ Malawi’s Myaba breaks away but Nyahwa makes a timely interception to thawa the danger inside the box.

68′ A quick interchange of play inside Malawi box. Mucheto is at the end of it but his first time shot has no sting and keeper save it with ease.

62′ Goal!!! Blessing Sarupinda pulls one back for Zim. He pounces on a rebound after the keeper had made a double save, first to deny Karuru and then Matare.

54′ Idana gets the space and tries from a range but his shot goes wide.

50′ Goal!!! Zim is exposed as a quick counter attack is launched. Kumwali receives a well-timed pass and makes a long run before beating the advancing Arubi and double the lead.

46′ Zim Sub: Matare replaces Nadolo, Nyahwa replaces Phiri, Mbeba replaces Amini.


45′ Yellow Card!!! Hachiro Zim gets the first caution of the game.

44′ Free-kick!!! A foul is committed just outside the box. The ball is played short and wide from the gaol but Zimbabwe’s back line moves in to thwart the first danger.

35′ Free kick!!!! Mucheto steps up with a long ball into the box. No takers and Malawi clear their lines.

32′ Karuru with a brilliant through ball to Sarupinda who takes it first time  but his shot from a wide angle misses the far post and goes out for a goalkick.

29′ Free kick!!! Malawi get a free kick a few yards outside the box. The set-piece is taken to the goal but the wall is well positioned to block it.

27′ Goal!!! A squared cross from the right flank leaves Zim exposed and Khuda Myaba taps in to open the scoring. 1-0 to Malawi.

25′ Free kick!!! Sarupinda is fouled from some forty yards out. Dzingai behind it but his he strike wide.

21′ Sarupinda beats his first marker before  running into the box. He tries to squeeze some space and strikes at goal but the shot is blocked.

17′ Solumba hits from a range but the effort’s sting is taken away after partial block. No problem for Arubi who saves it with ease.

14′ Zim on the break with a brilliant run from Amin on the left flank. Sarupinda is at the end of the attack but fails to hit the target inside the box. His strike goes a few inches wide.

8′ Free kick!!!! Amini is fouled on the touchline in Malawi half. The setpiece is taken long into the box but can’t reach the target man, Karuru, and Malawi clear the danger.

5′ Malawi holding a slight edge in possession in the opening moments of the game. Zimbabwe relying much on the left side but yet to create a meaningful attack.

Malawi XI: Kakhobwe, Sanudi, Chembezi, Chirwa, Idana, Myaba, Sulumba, Fidya, Nyasulu, Kuwali, Kumwenda.

Warriors XI: Arubi, Mucheto, Amini, Phiri, Mavhurume, Nadolo, Sarupinda , Karuru, Hachiro, Musaka, Dzingai.