Zimbabwe vs Liberia, Musona Shines in Afcon Caf Match
Zimbabwe 3-0 Liberia… Final Results, Scores
(Musona 25, 55, 64)
94′ Zimbabwe Beats Liberia 3-0!!!
86′ The match is nearly over but Zimbabwe is attacking relentlessly..with DR Congo and Congo Brazzaville in same group, this is a match they have to win big
75′ Musona’s curling effort hits the crossbar as Zimbabwe seeks the fourth
70′ There is no way back for the Lone star…the warriors are set for three points here
64′ Fantastic stuff..Zimbabwe captain makes it 3 nil..the good days are back!!!! Mapeza is in cloud nine as supporters who are singing Baya wa Baya
60′ Zimbabwe piles more pressure as Musona searches for the elusive hat tick
50′ Ball played in the area and Musona scores from close range to make it 2 nil
46′ Second Half Underway
45′ First Half Ends… Zimbabwe the better of the two sides
42′ Howler from Hadebe, Liberia striker fails to score and Zimbabwe survives
40′ Push on Musona, free kick. Thabani Kamusoko hits the crossbar and Liberia survives
37′ Poor cross from Hadebe, throw in to Liberia
30′ Warriors continue to search for a second..Ndoro nearly scores from a Musona flick but was too close to the keeper.
23′ Long pass to Musona..BANG from face to face with keeper. Zimbabwe leads!!!
16′ Speculative shot from Liberia, Chingova collects. Nimely sends a wayward cross after Liberia had a good build up
15′ Free kick Zimbabwe. Musona fails to bring the ball down with his chest
13′ Wierd defending from Zimbabwe, they gift Liberia their first corner, Hadebe heads it our for a throw in
12′ Header by Musona, well collected by Liberia keeper De Souza
12′ Kamusoko sends a cross for Mahachi, he cannot keep it in.
11′ Ndoro sends a pass for Mahachi, Liberia defends
10′ Hadebe rises to defend. He is establishing himself
10′ Attractive football from Zimbabwe so far
9′ Nakamba to Musona, Musona strikes, he is claiming a penalty, not given
8′ Musona strikes, blocked for a corner
8′ Ndoro rounds his men but cross was a poor one
7′ Zimbabwe will be pleased with their start
6′ Thabani Kamusoko let it fly, but it’s off target. The Tanzanian-based player hit it hard
6′ Mahachi thwarted
1′ Zimbabwe attacks, offside
0′ Kick off
Final squad lineups:
Zimbabwe: Chigova, Chipeta, Hadebe, Bhasera, Phiri, Jaure, Nakamba, Kamusoko, Mahachi, Ndoro, Musona
Liberia: De Souza, Krangar, Kennedy, Varney, Glay, Dennis, Nyumah, MaCauley, Nimely, Saydee, Paye
Harare: Today Zimbabwe National Team, Zim Warriors, will lock horns with the Lone Star of Liberia at the National Sports Stadium.
This is the first of many Africa Cup of Nations matches that will see them also playing Congo Brazzaville and DR Congo in the same Afcon group.
Who is in Zimbabwe Lineup today
Goalkeeper George Chigova initially overlooked for national duty before being added on late following an injury to Edmore Sibanda is set to guard goal after impressing at training.
He is likely to be chosen ahead of Ariel Sibanda and Petroes Mhari.
Vice captain Partson Jaure is expected to partner Teenage Hadebe at centre half while Eric Chipeta and Onismor Bhasera slot in at right and left full back respectively.
Danny Phiri will play in midfield alongside Marvellous Nakamba and Thabani Kamusoko.
Skipper Knowledge Musona and Kuda Mahachi will cover the wings with Orlando Pirates man Tendai Ndoro leading the attack.
Evan Rusike and Ovidy Karuru are expected to start from the bench.
Zimbabwe’s probable line up against Liberia:
G. Chigova, E. Chipeta, P. Jaure, T. Hadebe, O. Bhasera, D. Phiri, M. Nakamba, T. Kamusoko, K. Mahachi, K. Musona, T. Ndoro
Meanwhile, Ugandan referee Alex Muhabi Nsulumbi will take charge of the match between the Warriors and Liberia.
He will be assisted by his countrymen Mark Ssonko and Balikoowa Musa Ngobi.
The match commissioner is Angolan Agostinho Basilio Muluta Prata.
Liberia squad in Zimbabwe
Songo Tommy Gbayeh, Hilton Varney Escalanta, Paye Mark, Johnson Sam Garyahzon, Williams Dioh Clarence, Glay Dirkir, Murphy Dorley, Jebor William, Dennis Teah, Williams Carlos Kofa, Nyumah Saah, Maccornel Alvin, Macauley Marcus Papee, Kennedy Prince, Krangar Zah Rahan, Johnson Nuwo, Saydee Prince, Nimely Slyvanus.
Final team lineups, scores and results to be posted here.