ZIMBABWE captain Knowledge Musona hit a hat-trick as his new-look national side beat Liberia 3-0 in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Harare on Sunday.
Musona took over the Zimbabwe captaincy for the Group G game against Liberia after Willard Katsande – who had skippered the Warriors at this year’s Nations Cup in Gabon – was dropped.
Belgium-based Musona’s first strike came on 24 minutes, with Zimbabwe taking that one-goal advantage into the break.
His second came just five minutes into the second half and the Warriors captain was able to celebrate his hat-trick with a goal in the 63rd minute.
It was Zimbabwe’s first hat-trick in 13 years – Peter Ndlovu was the last man to achieve the feat. The result puts Zimbabwe top of Group G, after DR Congo beat Congo Brazavile 3-1 on Saturday.
Zimbabwe are targeting a fourth appearance at the Nations Cup finals.
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