WASHINGTON DC —
Battered Zimbabwe Warriors, who faced difficulties in fulfilling the second leg of the 2016 Africa Nations Championships preliminary round qualifiers and left Harare for Comoros island following last minute airline arrangements, have progressed to the next round after settling for a draw with the islanders.
According to the state-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, the Warriors face Lesotho in the next round.
Zimbabwe beat Comoros 2-0 in the first leg in Harare and were then dogged by many problems, including moves by coach Calisto Pasuwa, to throw in towel, due to outstanding allowances.
Pasuwa’s future with the national team is uncertain.
The Sports Commission reportedly intervened Friday and persuaded the Warriors to fulfill the fixture, just a few hours before the Saturday match.
The broke Zimbabwe Football Association is failing to attract sponsorship from the corporate world due to credibility issues.