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Swaziland 0-2 Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE’S Under-23 soccer team stunned the Swaziland senior soccer team with a 2-0 defeat in an international friendly match played at the Somhlolo National Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Young Warriors who went into the match under pressure to win after they had been defeated 1-0 by Botswana in an earlier international friendly match in Gaborone fired two quick second half goals in a space of two minutes.

According to reports from Swaziland, Caps United midfielder Charles Mukanhairi, who once played for a Swaziland Premier Soccer League club, fired Zimbabwe into the lead on 55 minutes with a simple tap in after goalkeeper Nhlanhla Gwebu had failed to deal with a cross on the left. He had just replaced Brian Muzondiwa.

Defender Banele ‘Makonose’ Dlamini’s desperate clearance from the goal line fell for Mukanhairi, who slotted home.

Two minutes later, the Young Warriors were two goals up and this time it was former Green Mamba coach Lloyd Mutasa’s son Wisdom who shrugged off a challenge from Sifiso ‘Sushi’ Nkambule to beat Nhlanhla hands down for Zimbabwe's second goal.

Sihlangu as the Swaziland senior team is affectionately known had the perfect start, getting the first sneak into goal but debutant Banele ‘Banny’ Mdluli did not get enough power on his header, which was thwarted by goalkeeper Bernard Donavan from a Tony ‘TT’ Tsabedze cross on the right.

Gama was left kicking his heels in frustration three minutes before the breather as his thunderous shot from a ‘Banny’ pass missed the target by a whisker.

With four minutes remaining on referee Mbongiseni Fakudze’s watch, Gwebu made a magnificent one hand save to deny Prichardt Mpelele, who broke free.

Sihlangu’s late surge for a consolation goal was not to be as the referee blew his final whistle to spell a bad night for Sihlangu.


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