WASHINGTON DC —
Soccer fans have praised the Warriors for landing a slot in the next phase of the African Nations Championships despite chaos that dogged the national football team before clashing with the Comoros
Warriors supporters say they were surprised but happy that the squad managed to go past the Comoros though they were stuck in Harare before travelling to Moroni.
Most of them say the Zimbabwe Football Association should put its act together to ensure that the Warriors do not face the same problems ahead of an encounter with Lesotho in the next round.
Captain Danny Phiri says they hope to steamroll over Lesotho especially in the home game which will be crucial in deciding the outcome of the two-legged match.
Former Caps United defender Charles Manjera said it was good that the Warriors won as this would stimulate interest from the fans who have been used to defeats.
Turning to the Castle Lager Premier Soccer: The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League rolled into week 15 with Caps United the biggest winners of the week after a 2-0 win over leaders Chicken Inn.
Goals from Leonard Fiyano saw the Green Machine collect maximum points and move to fifth position on the league table with 24 points.
Caps United supporter Zivanayi Muroyiwa said it was heartening that the Green Machine are back to winning ways.
The defeat, however, did not have much impact on Chicken Inn’s position at the top of the table.
They are a point above Triangle who played a one-all draw against Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium.
Dynamos remain in third position on 27 points after a one-all draw away to bogey side Hwange at the Colliery.
In rugby news, there were celebrations too in rugby after the Sables beat Tunisia 19-8 at Prince Edward School in an Africa Cup encounter.
A try from Fortune Chipendo and four penalty conversions from Tichafara Makwanya and another from Lanience Kwabwea saw Zimbabwe emerge victors over a tough Tunisian side.
The Sables next Africa Cup assignment is away to Namibia.
A win over the Namibians on August 15 will seal Zimbabwe’s first Africa Cup title in three years.