Lesotho squad for COSAFA Under-20 Championships

Lesotho thrashed by Young Warriors

  • 6 December, 2018

Lesotho were dismissed 4-0 at Shinde Stadium in Mufulira, Zambia yesterday (Wednesday) when Zimbabwe took a giant leap towards securing a semi-final berth at the on-going MOPANI Copa Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships.

The Young Warriors ran riot as Man of the Match Blessing Nyamuzihwa bagged a brace and Tatenda Tumba and Delic Murimba scored a goal each, ensuring Zimbabwe seizes control of the group.

The Young Warriors now need a draw against Angola in their last group match to seal their place in the last four.

Angola, who are in action against bottom of the pile Botswana today, have a point gained from their opening group match against Lesotho which ended 1-1.

The Young Zebras fell 2-1 to the Young Warriors on Monday and could dent Angola’s hopes if they hold them at Nkana in Kitwe.

Any result which is not a win for the Angolans today will also mean that the Young Warriors will qualify with a group game to spare.

Murimba, whose brace on Monday ensured Zimbabwe had a positive start to their campaign, was the first to register his name on the score sheet just before the break.

It was a sweet victory for the Young Warriors after they were held to goalless stalemate by Lesotho last year.

Lesotho then went on to win the group with their momentum driving them all the way to the final where they fell to South Africa.

But it is the Young Warriors who are looking like they have done some homework after some disastrous campaigns in the last few years.

The six-time champions just need to carry the momentum to their last group game on Sunday and their coach Bhekithemba Ndlovu had emphasised prior to the tournament that victory in their opening game was crucial for their confidence. Herald

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