By Lisa Masuku
The Zimbabwe Warriors on Saturday beat Comoros 2-0 in a quarterfinal clash played at the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on Saturday.
It was Evans Rusike and Khama Billiat Mamelodi who scored a goal apiece.
Rusike gave Zimbabwe the lead in the sixth minute with a simple goal. Defender Tendayi Darikwa sent an inviting ball into the Comoros box and Rusike headed past a stranded Fahadi Mohamed in the islanders’ goal.
Billiat provided a superb touch to make it 2-0 on 36 minutes, meeting the floated pass from Rusike on the volley and steering it expertly past Mohamed. Having missed two good chances earlier, it was a sweet moment for the Kaizer Chiefs forward.
Veteran midfielder, Thabani Kamusoko, was voted man of the match. Zimbabwe picked a strong side and also had Belgium-based striker Knowledge Musona come off the bench as they sent an ominous message to the rest of the field as to their prowess in this year’s competition.
The Warriors, who are the defending champions in the Cosafa Cup, have won the Southern African competition a record six times, having won the competition’s the last two editions.