Warriors booted out

CAPE TOWN - Zimbabwe crashed out of the 2014 African Nations Championship at the semi-final stage after losing 5-4 to Libya on penalties at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa on Wednesday.

The match had finished goalless after regulation time.

In the penalty shoot-out, the Warriors, however, were found wanting as Peter Moyo, Milton Ncube, Ali Sadiki and Simba Sithole all failed to beat Libya goalkeeper Mohamed Abdaula from 12 yards.

Hardlife Zvirekwi, Eric Chipeta, Partson Jaure and Danny Phiri were the only Zimbabwean players who scored their spot kicks.

Warriors goalkeeper George Chigova tried his best to keep his side in the match by saving two penalties from the North Africans but it was not enough.

The Libyans reached the final when Chigova was unable to stop Abdaul’s spot kick from going in after Sadiki had missed his kick.

Comments (12)

When all is said and done..I think the team and their coach should be congratulated..Zimbabwe has never done this well in all its 34 years of football competitions. These guys are heroes! Now that they have set the bar this high for themselves we can only hope the team and their coach will grow from strength to strength..As for the adminstators,please hands off the coach for the next three years..PLEASE LEAVE THE MAN TO DO HIS WORK without idiots breathing down his neck and those sports reporters who know all the answers after the result is known!

gutter poet - 29 January 2014

well well tried guys that was good for us. keep the standard up considering the past. you passed.

recent - 30 January 2014

we were proud of you guys now is the time for the coach to mix these guys with experienced ones and we can have another DREAM TEAM.We will never stop saying GO WORRIORS GO

JOSEPH MUKUNGUTA - 30 January 2014

"Warriors Booted Out???" come on!!! what sort of head line is that... these guys actually lost... they weren't beaten or booted out. And they played extremely well. I'm very proud of their performance, they deserved to be playing in the finals. Please journalists have some pride... support your troops.

The Oun - 30 January 2014

I would like to congratulate Dibango for a sterling job he did.It was unfortunate that we could not go through.We had all the possession and Libyans were caught wanting.All players did very well.We need to polish on our strike force.Penalties were scored by defenders that only say a lot.We needed a tactiful change especially when we were going to extra time and identify those who tire easily.But without taking from the warriors I need to say thank you boys you did us proud.Beat Nigeria to show that we are a force to reckon.

tom - 30 January 2014

Warriors makes s proud, they did a great job but unfortunately it was not our day. They played so well and they have tried their best but we failed to capitalise on our opportunities before we went to the extra time, otherwise we were supposed to wrap the match before the extra time. However, I am proud of this team, the coach and all the ZIFA board as well as the supporters by supporting our team. We still support the guys and the Coach as well, Go Warriors Go. Your dedication, tenacity and hardwork make us proud as Zimbabweans. I wish you the best in all your forthcoming matches, keep the fire burning.

Tackura Mudyano - 30 January 2014

Like what I wrote before, the problem with Zimbabwean football is we lack strikers and if we are to improve then vacancies for strikers are plenty.

Shepy Tarzy - 30 January 2014

Well done Guys. Keep the standards.

Samaz - 30 January 2014

Warriors booted out???!!! You guys should know better. At this stage of the competition there is no booting out. Our galant warriors are proceeding to the 3rd/4th place play off. Come on Daily News!!

smoyo - 30 January 2014

well done guys i wish if Musona and Malajila were allowed to play .

Thomas Chasara - 30 January 2014

Isn't there a single thing that Daily News like about Zimbabwe. 'Booted Out'? Unless there is deficiency in the command of the English language in the newsroom, Zimbabwe was by no means booted out. They played extremely well in this tournament. We are the only Southern African team to reach the semis, a feat we had hitherto not achieved. Now we are up there with the West Africans teams, we need to keep the spirit. I'm very proud to be Zimbabwean on this occasion.

george bachinche - 30 January 2014

well done our dear warriors, we were not expecting a lose judging from the way the game went by. but at this stage all i can say is that the performance was splendid. keep our flag high and thanks to the coach.

Acrown Mashona - 30 January 2014

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