Poor War­riors, damned if they fail, damned if the do not fail

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

same team we wanted Khama to go and join.

Merveil Ndockyt is on the books of Span­ish side Getafe from RCD Mal­lorca on loan and Thievy Bi­founa, who scored the equaliser, plays in Turkey af­ter a time in France, where he was born.

While the Con­golese were giv­ing the likes of Bi­founa and Baudry, who were born in France, pass­ports to en­able them to play for them in in­ter­na­tional foot­ball, we are still fail­ing to sort out the doc­u­ments of play­ers who have shown their will­ing­ness to play for us.

Bi­founa, who beat Ge­orge Chigova on Sun­day, scored a brace on Septem­ber 8, 2014, to help Congo-Braz­zav­ille beat Nige­ria 3-2 in Cal­abar in a 2015 AF­CON qual­i­fier, which marked the first time the Su­per Ea­gles had lost a com­pet­i­tive qual­i­fier in the Na­tions Cup in 33 years at home.

If we should mourn a point picked on the road, against such plucky op­po­nents, when we sent in a weak­ened side, what will Sene­gal’s World Cup stars, in­clud­ing Sa­dio Mane, do af­ter be­ing held in Mada­gas­car?

Or Cameroon’s In­domitable Lions who were held by Co­moros, or even the DRC stars who failed to beat Liberia and Zam­bia who have just a point from two games?

We all wanted a win, and so did those fans at Harare Hos­pi­tal on Sun­day, but a point was not a very poor re­sult as these prophets of doom would want you to be­lieve.

Af­ter all, these Red Devils are not or­di­nary, they are a proud African foot­ball na­tion and have won the AF­CON ti­tle in the past.

And the last time they were here, they de­stroyed our dreams of mak­ing the AF­CON fi­nals for the first time in that 2-2 draw at the Na­tional Sports Sta­dium, blamed on the late goal­keeper John Sibanda.

Ask Moses Chunga and Peter Ndlovu and the thou­sands who re­mained in their seats at the gi­ant sta­dium that day, long af­ter the game had ended, about the pain in­flicted by the events of that af­ter­noon, and they will tell you these Con­golese aren’t or­di­nary. To God Be The Glory! Come on War­riors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Khamald­in­hoooooooooooooooooo! Text Feed­back — 0772545199, What­sApp Mes­sen­ger — 0772545199. Email — rob­sharuko@gmail.com, Skype — sharuko58

Chat with me on Face­book, fol­low me on Twit­ter @Chakari­boy, in­ter­act with me on Viber or read my ma­te­rial in The South­ern Times. You can also in­ter­act with me on the in­for­ma­tive ZBC weekly tele­vi­sion foot­ball mag­a­zine pro­gramme, Game Plan, where I join the leg­endary Charles “CNN” Mabika and pro­ducer Craig “Mas­ter Craig’’ Kat­sande ev­ery Wed­nes­day night at 21.15pm.

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