The Warriors have virtually surrendered their FIFA 2022 World Cup qualification hopes after suffering a humiliating 3-1 beating by Ghana in a Group G qualifier played saturday at the 15 000-seater Cape Coast Stadium in Cape Coast, Ghana.
Even after partying ways with Croatian coach Zdravko Logarusic’s for home grown gaffer Norman Mapeza, the country’s most loved football team proved its world cup qualifying fortunes were irredeemable.
Zimbabwe levelled the scores after 47 minutes through a Knowledge Musona spot kick.
Arsenal’s Thomas Partey increased the scores to 2-1 for Ghana after 67 minutes with Crystal Palace’s Andre Ayew complicating the Warriors’ situation with an 87th minute header to make it 3-1 for the hosts.
The Warriors could still take the humiliation despite showcasing a galaxy of stars who included US based defender Teenage Hadebe, England based Marvelous Nakamba and Marshall Munetsi who plies his trade in France.
The loss to Ghana means the Warriors only have a single point from a possible nine from three matches played in the campaign so far.
Ghana starting line-up
Jojo Wollacott (GK) Daniel Amartey Jonathan Mensah Alexander Djiku Abdul Rahman Baba Thomas Partey Andre Ayew (C) Mohammed Kudus Issahaku Fatawu Kamaldeen Sulemana Jordan Ayew
Zimbabwe starting line up
Arubi Washington, Munetsi Marshall, Bhasera Onismor, Darikwa Tendai David, Chikwende Perfect, Madzongwe Kelvin Wilbert, Kamusoko Thabani Michael, Nakamba Marvelous, Musona Knowledge, Mutizwa Knox, Jordan Zemura.