Young Warriors drop points

HARARE – The Young Warriors dropped two crucial points after being held to a disappointing goalless draw by their less fancied opponents Lesotho in their opening game at the ongoing Cosafa Under-20 Championships in Zambia yesterday.

The Young Warriors were by far the better team on the field of play but were let down by poor finishing with forwards Delic Murimba, Leeroy Mavunga, Blessing Nyamuziwa and Kudakwashe Mangami all taking turns to miss good scoring chances.

The draw left the Young Warriors with one point and need to win their next match tomorrow against Angola if they entertain any hopes of progressing to the next stage.   

However, despite watching his side settling for a draw, Young Warriors coach Bhekithemba Ndlovu remains confident of his team’s chances of progressing to the knockout stages.

“I think we played well as a team. Our transition from the back was good, we created quite a number of chances but failed to score,” Ndlovu said.

“Defensively, we were okay because I only saw them missing one chance. It’s work in progress and I think so far so good we need to go back to the drawing board and probably work on our finishing because we need to score goals.

“Football is all about scoring goals. We need to ensure we score goals in our next match for us to remain in contention for a place in the knockout stages. I am confident though of our chances progressing to the next stage.”