Zimbabwe cruise to fifth Cosafa title
Chawapiwa was the one who was having the most of fun on the right wing, giving Lawrence Chungu all sorts of problems, while Karuru, who started in the No. 10 role, left his markers eating dust each time he was on the move.
The Warriors’ first goal though, came through an assist from their right-back Eric Chipeta. The defender hoofed the ball forward with a well weighted long pass to connect with striker Knox Mutizwa who was in the box to finish the chance off.
The centre-forward out-jumped the opposition’s ‘keeper, who came off his line for an attempted save, and directed the ball into the back of the net with a well taken header.
Chipolopolo, which translates Copper bullets, fired blanks from the most part of the first period of the match. However, they were able to pull one back going into the half-time break through their striker Lubinda Mundia, who struck in a superb shot from a free-kick.
In the second period, Zimbabwe came out firing as they tried to restore their lead. And they did that just six minutes into the second half when Chawapiwa scored their second of the match and Ocean Mushure added a third.