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Zimbabwe's Highlanders Mull Mauritius African Champions Second Leg

Zimbabwe Premier League champion Highlanders face an uphill battle to stay in the Africa Champions League tournament despite its 1-0 victory over Pamplemousse of Mauritius in a first-leg match at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo on Sunday.

Soccer analysts said the team needs to develop a new strategy before its return leg in Mauritius in two weeks if it is to stay in the running in the Champions league.

Players from Mauritius team were seen celebrating despite their loss, as Highlander's one-goal edge could be overturned when the two teams meet again on the Indian Ocean island in the match that will decide which moves on to the second leg.

Sports commentator Michael Kariati told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that Bosso, as Highlanders fans call the team, indeed faces a challenge in Mauritius given how many scoring opportunities it missed.

Zimbabwe football fans also celebrated Mwana Africa's 3-0 win in the first leg qualifier of the CAF Confederation Cup against Zanzibar's Mundu Football Club on Saturday.

More reports from VOA's Studio Seven For Zimbabwe...