AFCON Friendly: Zimbabwe 1-1 Cameroon

The Zimbabwe national team, the Warriors – registered a one-all draw with Cameroon in an international friendly  played at Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo in  Yaounde on Tuesday.

Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro broke the deadlock when he gave the Warriors a 14th minute lead.

The fast center forward could have made it two 8 minutes later but was denied by the offside flag.

Cameroon recovered in the 26th minute, scoring a penalty through Benjamin Moukandjo.

Second half saw Callisto Pasuwa make a number of changes. Ndoro was replaced by Knowledge Musona, while Khama Billiat, Oscar Machapa, Matthew Rusike and Nyasha Mushekwi were introduced as the half progressed.

Cameroon seized the upper hand pinning down the the Warriors defence with a number of attacks.

Tatenda Mukuruva was forced into a number of key saves and Cameroon edged closer but got denied by post in the 78th minute.

In the 93rd minute Zimbabwe should have taken the lead and the match when Musona made a good run before laying off the ball to Nyasha Mushekwi who only needed to direct the ball goal wards but somehow sent it wide, much to the shock of both teams.

Zimbabwe is in Group B with Algeria,Tunisia and Senegal.

Zimbabwe Final squad:

Goalkeepers:  Donovan Bernard (How Mine), Tatenda Mkuruva (Dynamos), Takabva Mawaya (Hwange)

Defenders: Costa Nhamoinesu (Sparta Praha), Bruce Kangwa (Azam FC), Elisha Muroiwa (Dynamos), Hardlife Zvirekwi (Caps United), Oscar Machapa (AS Vita Club), Onismor Bhasera (Supersport United), Lawrence Mhlanga (Chicken Inn), Teenage Hadebe (Chicken Inn)

Midfielders: Danny Phiri (Golden Arrows), Willard Katsande (Kaizer Chiefs), Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns), Kudakwashe Mahachi (Golden Arrows), Marvelous Nakamba (Vitesse Arnhem)

Strikers: Cuthbert Malajila (Bidvest Wits), Evans Rusike (Maritzburg United), Tinotenda Kaderwere (Djuargardens), Knowledge Musona (KV Oostende), Nyasha Mushekwi (Dalian Yifang), Mathew Rusike (SC Sfaxien), Tendai Ndoro (Orlando Pirates)

Source:

Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

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