Zambia-Zim Match Minute-By-Minute Update

History has repeated itself once again as the Warriors of Zimbabwe lose their opening match of the CHAN Finals in an thrilling encounter with neighboring Zambia this afternoon in Rwanda.



14:50 Teams enter the pitch, and National Anthems


15:00 KICK OFF




  • Donovan
  • Zvirekwi
  • Muroiwa
  • Mlanga
  • Mushure
  • Takwara
  • Madhananga
  • Chitiyo
  • Chirambadare
  • Mtizwa
  • Zikumbawire


15:05 Zambia attacks and misses a great chance

15:08 Chitiyo blind pass, but Zambia loses possession and Zim wins a corner kick

15:09 Mushure behind it, but Chitiyo fails to connect well, and strikes wide, going out for a goal kick

15:15 Zambia 0-0 Zim

15:18 Zambia enjoying more possession,warriors failing to settle down

15:20 Zvirekwi, Chitiyo, & Zikumbawire exchange some beauties, but fails to pass throu the Chipolopolo left back

15;22 Zambia attacking, Mushure operating below par

15:25 Chitiyo beats his marker, leaving him for dead, but shoots wide

15:30 Zambia attacking dangaerously but Zvirekwi defends well, to Mushure, and he clears sending a long one to Zikumbawire, and Zim wins a free kick near the Zambian box


15:31 Zvirekwi behind it, but Zikumbawire and Mushure confuses each other, Mushure wins the ball, finds Chirambadare but Katongo clears the danger.

15:32 Zambia 0-0 Zim

15:37 Warriors awarded a free kick, Chitiyo sends a long one to Zvirekwi, Zvirekwi to Xhirambadare, who roasts his markers but Zambia defends well

15:43 Free kick to Zambia after a clumsy challeng on a Zambian player by Takwara, and he is booked. Donovan collects.

15:45 Zim attacking and more comfortable on the ball

15:45 2 minutes added as injury tym

15:46 Chirambadare sets up Mtizwa a beauty but the later directed his effort sideways when it was to score than to miss



16:08 Zambia attacking dangerously

16:12 Donovan keeps the warriors in play as he make a breath taking save. Mtizwa injured, and out of the pitch

16:14 Zambia wins a free kick on a promising position, Zim players shot as Knox is being attended to by the medics

16:15 The free kick goes over bar

16:17 Zambia attacks and makes no mistake upfront and hits the back of the net.

16:17 Zambia 1-0 Zim

16:19 Play continues and Mushure continues to be a pale shadow of himself as he is not performing up to standard

16:25 Fee kick to Zim, Zvirekwi behind it, but it is cleared for a goal kick

16;30 Zvirekwi booked. And Pasuwa put first substitute..

16:31 Mutuma IN. Takwara OUT

16:35 Zvirekwi plays well, beats his markers, finds Chitiyo, but Chitiyo wastes a chance, blasting it over bar

16:40 SUBSTITUTE: Mudewe IN. Chirambadare OUT

16:43 Zambia 1-0 Zim

16:46 Zim wins a free kick but Zambian goalie equal to the task

16:48 Zambia attacking.. 2 mins added.

16:50 The referee blows to bring down the curtain.




The Warriors will now face Mali on Saturday, before meeting Uganda next week on Tuesday.



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