Blow by blow: Zimbabwe vs Swaziland

Willard Katsande of Zimbabwe.
©Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Willard Katsande of Zimbabwe. ©Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Swaziland takes on South Africa’s neigbours Zimbabwe at the Somhlolo stadium.

– full time: Zimbabwe 1-1 Swaziland

– 90′ 4 minutes of added time will be played

– 88′ Mkuruva makes a top class save to deny Sibanze

– 83′ throw in for Zimbabwe

– 81′ Mkuruva spills the ball but manages to recover quickly

– 80′ throw in for Zimbabwe

– 78′ disappointing free kick from Swaziland

– 77′ free kick to Swaziland outside the penalty box, Phiri is booked for committing the foul

– 72′ Billiat’s free kick shot is straight at Gwebu

– 71′ free kick to Zimbabwe outside the penalty box

– 70′ Zimbabwe knocking the ball around looking for an opening

– 66′ Mkuruva clashes with a striker and needs medical treatment

– 64′ Mkuruva beats Mkhontfo to the ball

– 61′ offside call goes against Zimbabwe

– 59′ wild shot from Malajila goes over the goal posts

– 57′ Swaziland lose the ball in the middle of the field

– 56′ Zimbabwe gives the ball away in the final third as Rusike fails to anticipate Billat’s run

52′ Nhaimoinesu receives medical treatment

– 50′ comfortable save from Mkuruva

– 47′ goal-line clearance from Swaziland

– 46′ Musona’s curling shot forces a great save out of Gwebu, corner

– second half is underway

– half time. Zimbabwe 1-1 Swaziland

– 45′ 2 minutes of added time will be played

– 44′ Swaziland scores an own goal as they try to clear Musona’s corner kick cross. Zimbabwe 1-1 Swaziland

– 43′ free kick to Zimbabwe in the middle of the field

– 41′ throw in for Zimbabwe

– 38′ Swaziland on the attack, they give away possession in the final third

– 36′ Gwebu makes a save from Bhasera’s strike

– 35′ Musona gets a free kick on the edge of the penalty box

– 32′ Yril Lukhele wins a free kick for Swaziland in the middle of the field

– 29′ keeper Bongani Gwebu needs medical treatment after clashing with Nhaimoinesu

– 28′ throw in for Zimbabwe


– 25′ Musona’s free kick shot goes over the goal posts

– 24′ offside call goes against Swaziland

– 23′ Mkuruva spills the ball but recovers quickly

– 21′ Swaziland in search of a goal as Zimbabwe’s Chipeta clears in the box

– 17′ goal kick to Zimbabwe after Swaziland turned over possession

– 16′ Musona’s shot at goal is blocked

– 15′ Zimbabwe on an all out attack at the moment, corner to them

– 13′ Musona gets a corner for Zimbabwe, ball goes out for a second corner

– 12′ goal kick to Zimbabwe

– 9′ both teams fighting for the ball in midfield

– 6′ Mkuruva sents the ball out

– 4′ Mathew Rusike put the ball over the goal posts

– 3′ throw in for Zimbabwe

– 2′ Swaziland scores. Zimbabwe 0-1 Swaziland

– 1′ early corner for Swaziland as Katsande clears the ball

– kickoff! The game is underway

Both teams have collected four points in Group L with Swaziland in first place and Zimbabwe in second respectively.

Starting XI

Zimbabwe: Tatenda Mkuruva, Onismo Bhasera, Mathew Rusike, Willard Katsande, Khama Billiat, Cuthbert Malajila, Eric Chipeta, Knowledge Musona, Costa Nhaimoinesu, Danny Phiri

Swaziland: Bongani Gwebu, Cyril Lukhele, Njabulo Ndlovu, Siyabonga Mdluli

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