The Warriors of Zimbabwe edged Lesotho in a CHAN final qualifier first leg match played at Babourfields Stadium.
COMPILED BY VA GADENI
15:00 Kick off
Zimbabwe Warriors Line Up
15:04- Zim comfortable on the ball.
15:08 Throw in Zim, and got cleared.
15:09- Freekick Lesotho. Cleared by Makatuka.
15:10- Mutuma roasting his markers.
1512:- Corner kick to Lesotho, keeper collects.
15:18- Mushure and Hadebe exchange some neat passes
15:25- Corner kick to zim, wasted.. Still nil all
15:32- Kangwa finds Decco. Decco to Knox, but goes out for a goal kick.
1537- Lesotho attacking
15:41- Makatuka defends well
1543: Lesotho attacks and Makatuka cleared.
15:44- 2 minutes of extra time added
15:46- HALF TIME
ZIMBABWE 0-0 LESOTHO.
16:05- 2nd half resumes
16:07- Zim wins a penalty..
16:08- Mutuma behind it… Its in… Zim leads
16:10- Makatuka, Knox and Decco combining well
16:12- Zim wins a corner kick
16::13- Kangwa behind it, wasted and Lesotho wins a goal kick
16:14 Lesotho builds from the back, counter attack but Makatuka says im here..
16:14- Makatuka to Knox, Knox to Mudewe, crosses to Kangwa
16:14- Makatuka clears the danger to find Deco, Deco to Hadebe
16:15 Clumsy challenge from Mushure award the visitors a freekick.
16:16 Rough play from Lesotho, and Warriors win a freekick. Lesotho player cautioned.
16:17- Mutuma connects to off a freekick from Ocean.. Tapped it home to make it 2 for the warriors.
16:18- Zim (Mutuma x2) 2-0 Lesotho
16:20- Knox and Makatuka doing exceptionally well
16:21- Lesotho building from the back
16:21- Lesotho wins a freekick
16:22- Lesotho pulls 1 back. Capitalising on a defensive blunder
***GO WARRIORS GO**
16:23- ZIM 2-1 LES
16:24- Knox too selfish.. Could have passed to Mutuma. Zim leading 2-1
16:25:- Lesotho wins a freekick
16:26- Zim attacking.. Wins a corner kick.
16:26- Moyo cautioned for rough play..
16:28- Zim waste. Edmore Chirambadare preparing to come in
16:29- Lesotho attacks, wins a corner kick and makes a substitute.
16:29- Lesotho wasted. Goal kick to Zim.
16:30-SUBSTITUTION: (Zim) Kangwa OUT. Chirambadare IN
16:31- Moyo, Mushure and Chirambadare exchanging some beautiful passes.
16:33- Zim wins a throw in
16:34- warriors wins a freekick.
16:35- Zim lose possession.. Blind pass from Mudewe.
16:36- SUBSTITUTION ZIM: Mutuma OUT. Muzondiwa IN
16:37- Zimbabwe 2 – 1 Lesotho
16:37- Chirambadare and Mutizwa exchange some beauties but Lesotho wins a freekick.
16:38- Zim needs to minimise on fouls… Lesotho failed to beat Makatuka.. He clears out the danger. Long one to Knox who find Decco…
16:39- Decco beats his makers for dead placing it beyong the rich of Lesotho goalie making it 3 for the Warriors
16:40- Wild celebrations at BF
16:40- Zim 3-1 Les
16:43- Zim now delaying. Stil leading 3-1
16:44- Ball boys not in a hurry to pick up balls.
16:45- Makatuka to Knox, back to Moyo, Moyo finds Chirambadare. Edy crosses it to Decco. Goes out for a throw in..
16:46- Zim in control of the situation. Supporters on their toes in applause of a job well done..
16:48- 4 minutes added as extra time.
16:50- Lesotho wins a freekick
16:52: goes out for a goal kick to Zim
16:53- Refree blows his whistle to call it a day.
Zimbabwe (Mutuma, Mutuma, Phiri) 3
Go Warriors Go.