The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Satur­day, Novem­ber 11, 1991 — The Ndlovu broth­ers, Peter and Adam, sent Zimbabwe through to the next round of the 1992 Olympic games when they led the na­tional un­der 23 soc­cer team to this mem­o­rable win over Tu­nisia in yes­ter­day’s re­turn qual­i­fy­ing match at Bar­bour­fields Sta­dium.

Go­ing into the match trail­ing 1-3 from the first leg that was played in Tu­nisia last month, Zimbabwe out­played the visi­tors in all de­part­ments. Adam opened the scor­ing in the 30th minute af­ter the young brother Peter set him up to place a header past the Tu­nisian goal­keeper Ben Meriem.

The goal un­set­tled the Tu­nisians whose ap­proach to the game was more on the de­fen­sive than than at­tack­ing. The Tu­nisians paid dearly for their ap­proach when Peter opened his dou­ble in the 60th minute. He worked his way past four de­fend­ers be­fore his scorcher from in­side the penalty box beat the Tu­nisian goal­keeper hands down.

Ten min­utes later, Tu­nisia’s Fouzzi Roussi sent a shiver up the Zimbabwe bench when he pulled one back from an Adel Sel­lim pass. How­ever, the Zim­bab­weans never pan­icked as they kept their cool and Agent Sawu headed home a high ball from Peter in the 81th minute.

The goal pushed the match into ex­tra time where the ma­raud­ing Zim­bab­weans kept the visi­tors on the run and piled pres­sure af­ter pres­sure. The Zim­bab­weans, how­ever, lost their com­po­sure fol­low­ing the sub­sti­tu­tion of Ben­jamin Kon­jera who had played his heart out to over­shadow Tu­nisia’s Ayadi Habrouni. Peter put Zimbabwe four up in the 109th minute.

Six min­utes later Adam put paid Tu­nisia’s hopes of ad­vanc­ing to the next round when he beat three de­fend­ers and rounded off the goal­keeper be­fore plac­ing the ball into an empty net to send the ca­pac­ity crowd into song and dance.

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