Warriors fail to deliver

Zimbabwe’s chances of qualifying for the 2014 African Nations Championships are hanging by a thread after the Warriors were held to a goalless draw by Zambia’s Chipolopolo at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.


Needing a win of any margin at home, the Warriors stuttered and produced a poor show that left many questioning how they managed to reach this stage of the competition.

The Zimbabwean team this week travels to the unfamiliar Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola needing a win.

Although the defence stood firm, there was no creativity in midfield while upfront Tonderai Ndoro and Nelson Mazivisa were just a pale shadow of themselves, failing to transform their domestic form at the national team stage.

This left coach Ian Gorowa at the mercy of the success starved Zimbabwean soccer loving public as they started chanting his name while at the same time sing glowingly of former national team coach Norman Mapeza.

The Warriors now have a tall order in Ndola where they need to produce something more astounding than they have done in the past to get that much needed win and qualify for the finals to be held in South Africa in January.

Already qualifiers from the other regions have been decided except the Southern region team whose qualifying rounds were delayed due to their participation in July’s Cosafa Castle Cup.

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