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Zimbabwe National Teams Finally Get it Right ...

  • Michael Kariati

The Young Warriors also won a crucial tie to progress to the next stage of their African soccer safari.

The Young Warriors also won a crucial tie to progress to the next stage of their African soccer safari.

The Zimbabwe sports scene is abuzz with celebrations after the success of the national teams over the weekend.

From football to basketball it is celebration time for Zimbabwean sport after a weekend of hard-earned victories.

First was the success of the Zimbabwe Under 16 basketball team that qualified for the African Championships following a victory over Angola, which was followed the next day by the Mighty Warriors’ 1-0 win over Zambia.

The victory over the Zambians ensures that the Mighty Warriors to the next round of the 2016 Olympic Games on the away goals rule after they lost the first leg 2-1 in Lusaka last week.

Mighty Warriors coach Rosemary Mugadza thinks the Mighty Warriors deserved their qualification following a goal from Rudo Neshamba.

The Mighty Warriors’ victory was also followed by the good news that the Young Warriors also qualified to the second round of the 2015 Africa Youth Championships after a 2-all draw against Swaziland.

The Young Warriors qualified on the away goals rule after the two teams settled for a goalless draw at Rufaro Stadium last weekend.

The successes of the two teams have made football fans happy after a long time of failure and soccer fan Knox Murasiranwa is part of the celebrating fans.

Murasiranwa, however, thinks there is need for better preparations when the Young Warriors face South Africa in their last qualifying game on the road to the finals in Senegal.

However, Murasirwanwa thinks the football world got it all wrong by re-electing Joseph Sepp Blatter as president of Fifa following his 133-73 victory over Jordan’s Ali Bin Hussein.

In local football, Chicken In have extended their lead at the top of the table to four points after their 3-0 victory over Buffaloes.

The Bulawayo club lead Dynamos by two points after the Glamour Boys’ one-all draw against Triangle.

Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas thinks he has built a strong team for the league title.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe national cricket team returns home this evening after an unsuccessful tour of Pakistan where they lost their two Twenty 20 matches and two ODIS. The third ODI was abandoned due to heavy rains.

The tour also saw the death of two people close to the stadium following a bomb explosion which has been attributed to a suicide bomber.

The Chevrons had been warned by both the International Cricket Council and the Zimbabwean government against travelling to the troubled Asian nation.

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