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Dismal Warriors fall in Uhuru Cup

The Warriors disappointing run continued as they suffered a shock 1-0 loss to Botswana in the Uhuru Cup on Wednesday.

By SportBrief Reporter

The friendly encounter, which was the culmination of Independence Day celebrations for the nation of Zimbabwe, was poised to be the cherry on top with the hosts expected to beat their neighbouring counterparts.

But with a full home crowd at the National Sports Stadium spurring them on, the Warriors once again flattered to deceive as they put in a dismal display unworthy of the occasion.

The visitors went ahead in the half time courtesy of Kebaikanye Kobamelo, and that goal was enough to seal victory for the Zebras.

For all their toiling in the second half, the Warriors could not find a way back into the game as they failed to find a way past the stubborn Botswana defence. The visitors held on and weathered the late pressure from the hosts to spoil the Uhuru party for Zimbabwe.

The Warriors have been on the wane in recent times with that result summing up a terrible winless run, with their last taste of victory having been as far back as July last year when they clinched the Cosafa Cup in South Africa.

Despite results not coming their way, the Warriors head coach Sunday Chidzambwa remains optimistic that the team is in the right direction. Whether those sentiments are to be believed, only time will tell.

Zimbabwe Team Selection: B Donovan, P Muduwa, S Makatuka( K Moyo, 66’), J Dzingai ( P Tonha, 47’), E Madhanhanga, W Mhango(R Hachiro, 47’), L Chakoroma, L Mavhunga, R Manuvire (I Nyoni, 58’), T Dzvukamanja, C Augusto

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