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African Nations Championship Chan match report Zimbabwe beat Burkina Faso

Posted: 20 January 2014 Time: 21:15

Zimbabwe reached the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship following a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso in Cape Town on Monday night.

Masimba Mambare scored the goal with a 56th minute header at Athlone Stadium.

Zimbabwe progressed alongside Group B winners Morocco, who beat Uganda 3-1 in the Mother City on the same evening.

Zimbabwe will take on Mali in the next round, while Morocco will face continental champions Nigeria.

Played in gusty conditions, it was Zimbabwe who created the better chances throughout the game, much to the pleasure of several thousand Zimbabwe fans inside the ground.

As early as the fifth minute Mohamed Kabore had to make a save from a Zimbabwe free kick. This, after Zimbabwe dangerman Kuda Mahachi had drawn a foul from an opponent.

Eight minutes later Peter Moyo let rip with a long-range drive but the ball was always flying over the crossbar.

In the 24th minute Burkina Faso fashioned their first effort on goal when Ouédraogo connected first time at the near post, but his volley went wide of the upright.

With five minutes to go until the interval, George Chigova was called into making a save from Yousseff Kabore’s free kick.

Zimbabwe took the lead four minutes before the hour-mark through a clinical header by Mambare. After a delightful cross from the left flank, Mambare timed his jump expertly to head home as the Burkina Faso goalkeeper could not get his hand to the cross first.

A few minutes later Moyo should have made it 2-0 when he volleyed over the bar from a good position.

Zimbabwe can thank goalkeeper Chigova for making a few telling saves midway through the second half to keep Burkina Faso at bay.

In the dying moments Kuda Mahachi nearly made it 2-0 for Zimbabwe but his powerful volley was expertly saved by Kabore.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Phillip Nevhenya
posted: 2014-01-20 19:25:38


posted: 2014-01-20 19:48:04

Well done boys and all the best

posted: 2014-01-20 19:52:37

zim is  amazing,they  don't recycle old  2010 world cup pretenders,southafrica  take a  leaf.like it or  not they were  great,mhachi,goalkeeper,peter moyo...and jahura...wow

posted: 2014-01-20 19:55:03

This is a classical example of why PSL is flooded by the zimbos Players,  they are simple capable not to mention talent. We all know that talent alone is not enough for success. South Africa is still represented. Hope they go all the way since Mzansi failed.

posted: 2014-01-20 21:23:45

SOLUTION TO SOUTH AFRICA'S PROBLEM: The name, BAFANA BAFANA is a curse! When you call men Boys, they begin to act like Boys in the face of men and they are always timid.

Change the name to the RAINBOW CHEETAHS OF SOUTH AFRICA. Cheetah as an animal is the fastest in teh world and maybe the mentality of the Boys will transform to that of Men...

An advise from a Nigerian who love South Africa

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2014-01-21 04:13:52

Even zimbos are in the quarters. Aowa banna south africa.

posted: 2014-01-21 05:08:13

Fumigator True, we have all resources to do well, it is amazing that we dont achieve anything. It is disappointing to see Bafana Bafana being nothing. They must change the whole squad

posted: 2014-01-21 05:08:54

Thuso4u Mind you it is the new team because the whole squad was overhauled.

Andrew Kaseke
posted: 2014-01-21 05:42:15

Slow but sure.well done zim zim

posted: 2014-01-21 06:05:31

thank u masimba mambare

posted: 2014-01-21 06:06:17

OP FC.......supotas hate zim players. i wonder wat they say now

posted: 2014-01-21 06:36:34

2010 Baghana Baghana, 2014 Bazim zim eish mara Bafana Bafana Why????????????

posted: 2014-01-21 06:37:11

Zimbabwe play far much better footbal than our overrated one-legged players. Ian Gorowa is a better national team coach than he was a club coach. The players played simple basic footbal. Attack when its safe to do so and defend when neccessary. Simple 101 football. Well done Zim-Zim, now we are forced to support you because of our stupid lazy and brainless players. Mbalula was right

posted: 2014-01-21 07:00:01

Mali is our perenial girlfriend... If we meet Ghana in the semis she is our ex Wife  2014 CHAN is staying in SADC Go Warriors Go

posted: 2014-01-21 07:04:48

LoL Spot on Bro. SilverStripes Fc fans hate our neighbours players, now they r eating a toothless humble pie haha

posted: 2014-01-21 08:21:24

zimbabwe,the only SADC team worth mentioning,their economy is battered,the players earn paltry salaries,skill and technique is their oyester,the world should take notice

posted: 2014-01-21 08:34:20

Ao Bazimbo Bazimbo lol

posted: 2014-01-21 08:54:17

so this guys they came played 3-games drawn 2 won 1 scored 1-goal & progress to the quarters

posted: 2014-01-21 09:11:02

mtezula67 pure genius if you ask me

Puff Adder
posted: 2014-01-21 10:20:52

mtezula67 Simple as that .

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