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Zimbabwe Warriors Wallop Swaziland in Africa Cup of Nations

  • VOA Staff

Zimbabwe have eight points, Swaziland five and Malawi and Guinea two each with only the group winners guaranteed a place at the 2017 Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Zimbabwe have eight points, Swaziland five and Malawi and Guinea two each with only the group winners guaranteed a place at the 2017 Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Zimbabwe Warriors on Monday thrashed Swaziland 4-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifers in Harare.

The determined Warriors, who drew 1-1 with Swaziland a few days ago, outclassed the Swazi national squad in all departments.

Zimbabwe have eight points, Swaziland five and Malawi and Guinea two each with only the group winners guaranteed a place at the 2017 Cup of Nations in Gabon.

According to AFP, after an even first half in the match day 4 top-of-the-table clash at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe, who are in Group L, took control as Swaziland tired three days after drawing at home to the same opposition.

Knowledge Musona calmly converted a 53rd-minute penalty and Costa Nhamoinesu from Czech Republic club Sparta Prague nodded the second just before the hour.

Goals from a couple of South Africa-based attackers who came off the bench, Evans Rusike and Khama Billiat, completed an unexpectedly easy triumph.

Malawi and top seeds, Guinea, will both be desperate for three points when they meet in Blantyre on Tuesday.

Swaziland, one of 16 countries never to feature at the biennial African tournament, suffered their third heaviest loss after 6-0 to Togo and 5-0 to Zambia.

"What a wonderful day for the nation," Belgium-based striker Musona told reporters. "We won convincingly and are top of the table. AFP

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