Action as it happened: Afcon 2021 Group B- Zimbabwe vs Guinea

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Follow our live coverage of the Afcon 2021 Group B match between Zimbabwe vs Guinea.

First Half:

Zimbabwe 2-1 Guinea



90+1′ Yellow Card to Bhasera (Zim), Keita (Guinea).

90′ Four minutes added.

88′ Zim Sub: Chimwemwe replaces Mahachi.

88′ Guinea Sub:

86′ Yellow Card to Mahach (Zim) for a crude foul on opponent.

82′ Keita tries from outside the box, shoots over.,

80′ Conte connects a corner kick, he gets a free header but the effort goes wide.

78′ Diallo makes a run before attempting a grounder . Shumba goes down and collects.

75′ Zim Sub: Kadewere, Dube replace Zemura, Muskwe.

71′ Takwara gets the space, but shoots over.

70′ Freekick to Zim some thirty yards out after Muskwe is fouled. Murwira takes it but his strike hits the wall.

67′ Zim players back in their half to defend as Guinea continue to mount the pressure.

65′ Guinea comes again, but Bhasera makes a vital header to concede a corner kick. Takwara leaves the pitch to get medical attention.

63′ Big Save: Shumba makes a big stop to deny Diallo, who connected a corner kick from a close range. Muduhwa is down injured.

62′ Guinea Sub:

56′ Zemura wins a free kick in dangerous position. Tigere takes it and goes for goal. Keeper getsit covered and collects.

55′ Yellow Card to Sgumba for time wasting.

54′ Guinea knocks again, Diallo recieves a squared ball and takes a shot to the far post but Murwira makes a vital touch to deflect the ball for a corner kick.

51′ Freekick to Guinea in Zim half. Keita takes it to the box, Shumba comes out and punches the ball away. Referee blows for an infringement on the keeper.

50′ Goal!!! Naby Keita beats Takwara before finding the gap and shoots from the edge of the box to find the far post. Guinea reduce the deficit.

49′ Zemura moves forward with sub Bhasera taking the left wing back position and Kangwa pushes forward.

47′ Guinea gets a free kick just outside the box. Kaba takes it but shoots over. No problem for Shumba.

46′ Guinea Sub: Diallo replaces O. Kante.

46′ Zim Sub: Bhasera replaces injured Musona. Mahachi takes over the captaincy role.

46′ Guinea gets the second half underway.


45+1′ One minute added.

44′ Naby Keita is forced wide but delivers a dangerous square ball. Shumba does well to go down and collects.

43′ Goal!!! Mahachi gets the space and shoots with his left foot to beat the keeper from a range.

40′ Another freekick to Zim in a wide area. Murwira steps up but floats his effort over.

39′ Warriors doing well in keeping Guinea at bay.

34′ Yelow Card to Cisse (Guinea).

32′ Freekick to Zim in a wide area. Tigere steps up and goes for goal but the keepr has it covered and collects with ease.

30′ Musona is stretchered off after picking up a knock.

28′ Kane gets the space and hits from afar but his effort brings no threat to Shumba who sees it sailing over the bar.

26′ Goal!!! Musona gets inbetween the defenders and rises high to connect Tigere’s cross. The skipper delivers a great header to put Zim ahead.

25′ Musona squares the ball and Muskwe makes a dummy for Mahachi who takes a first time shot and it sails just over. That was a good chance there.

22′ Big Chance!!! Shumba is beaten with a cross and Kaba picks the ball near the penalty box. He strikes on the open goal but Kangwa puts his foot on the way and clears the ball.

18′ Takwara clears a dangerous through ball and concede a cornerkick. The set piece is played shot and Zim eventually clear their lines.

13′ Mahachi sets up Tigere who has space around him just outside the box. The number 11 opts to shoot and his effort is a dangerous one but it misses the left top corner by just inches. That was a good strike.

10′ Play concentrated on the midfield. Guinea are yet to reach near Zim’s goal area.

6′ Zemura wins a free kick on the edge of the area. Tigere is behind the ball and he goes for goal with a low drive but his effort is blocked.

3′ Slow start on both ends as the teams are still trying to settle.

1′ Zim gets the match underway.

Warriors XI: T. Shumba, G. Murwira, B. Kangwa, G. Takwara, P. Muduhwa, T. Kamusoko, J. Zemura, K. Mahachi, A. Muskwe, K. Musona, N. Tigere.

Guinea XI: A. Keita, I Sylla, I. Conte, I. Cisse, N. Keita, M. Kante, M. Camara, M. Kourouma, O. Kante, M. Kane, S. Kaba.