Action as it happened: Friendly – Botswana vs Zimbabwe

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Botswana 1-1 Zimbabwe

Botswana win 4-3 on penalties.


90+4 Corner kick to Zim, cleared.

90+3′ Big Chance!!! Benza rises high to connect Murwira’s free-kick. His header however, is tipped over.

90′ Five minutes added.

86′ Zim Sub: Manhire, Qadr Amini replace Banda, Chirinda.

82′ Corner kick to Bots, cleared.

80′ Yellow card to Banda (Zim) for Dangerous play on Babutsi.

76′ Zim comes back and Benza has space inside the box. He shoots way over to waste a good chance.

75′ Big Chance!!! Binzi connects a cross and his header on target is superbly saved by the keeper.

74′ Corner kick to Zimbabwe, cleared away.

69′ Goal!!! Botswana equalise through Maswena.

67′ Goal!!! Chirinda with an insane volley from a range to put Zim ahead.

64′ Zim Sub: Tino Benza Msebe replace Mudadi, Manondo.

60′ Yellow card to Babutsi for a foul on Banda.

60′ Play temporarily stopped as Banda is receiving medical attention after a knock.

57′ Free kick to Zimbabwe in a dangerous position. Murwira takes it amd goes for goal but the effort goes over.

55′ Bots Sub: Ngwaga replaces Modingwane.

53′ Free kick to Zim in Botswana half. Taken long but Bots defend the danger.

50′ A cagey affair on the start of the second half.


45′ Two minutes added.

45′ Zim Sub: Binzi replaces injured Muson.

44′ Ramotse breaks free and comes 1-v-1 with the advancing keeper. He tries to chip the ball but his effort goes over.

43′ Play temporarily stopped as Musona gets a knock and is being attended by the medics.

38′ Still goalless.

34′ Musona takes the free kick and he sends in a cross. Manondo connects it but his header goes over.

33′ Yellow card to Kebue (Botswana) for a foul on Musona, free-kick to Zim in Bots half.

30′ Corner kick to Botswana, taken short and Zim quickly closes in to clear the danger.

26′ Free-kick to Botswana in Zim half. The ball is sent into the box but Warriors defend their lines. Babutsi picks a loose ball and tries an ambitious shot from the centre. His effort, however goes way wide.

25′ Zimbabwe dominating the pace at this point, creating the better chances. Botswana have only made one attempt so far.

23′ Play temporarily stopped as the keeper goes down with no challenge on him.

23′ Chirinda evades his marker and takes a shot from outside the box. It’s a dangerous one and again, it misses tje target by inches

18′ Murwira gets some space from about 35 yards out. He takes a shot and it’s a deceiving one. The keeper is seemingly beaten but the goes wide.

15′ Still goalless after the quarter hour mark.

13′ Big Chance!!! Murwira sends the ball from a free-kick into the box. Musona rises high and heads but his effort brushes against the cross bar and goes out.

11′ Zimbabwe launch a counter and Murwira sends in a cross, Botswana partially clears it. Mudadi picks the ball near the edge of the box but also hits his effort off target.

10′ Botswana on the break, and a cross is sent in the box and Ramotse receives it. However, he hits the ball over. Wasted chance.

6′ Musona takes the corner kick, Shandirwa heads it back before Botswana forces them out and Murwira sends it back to Musona whose second cross is out for a goal kick.

5′ Musona sends in a dangerous cross but it finds no takers in the box. Murwira pick the ball and tries a short from a range but the ball is deflected for a corner kick.

3′ Botswana retaining the majority of possession but no meaningful chance has been.

1′ Kick-off!!!

Botswana XI: L. Malapela, T. Sepatela, T. Kologano, T. Babutsi, T. Kebue (C), G. Modingwane, M. Tawana, G. Mabaya, M. Enosa, L. Ramotse, L. Maswena.

Zimbabwe XI: D. Bernard (Gk), P. Muduhwa (c), T. Shandirwa, D. Mudadi, B. Banda, W. Musona, O. Chirinda, T. Mavhunga, G. Murwira, W. Manondo, X. Ndlovu.


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