MATCH CENTRE

SUN 18 MAY 2014, 15:00

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Zimbabwe lose in Dar-es-Salaam

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Sun May 18, 17:35

Tanzania made good use of home advantage on Sunday to beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in the two sides’ 2015 Africa Cup of Nations first round, first leg qualifier in Dar-es-Salaam.


Tanzania were the better side, especially in the first half at the National Stadium, and scored the game’s lone goal came in the same period when Azam striker John Bocco capitalised on some poor defending by Zimbabwe to send the ball past goalkeeper George Chigova.


Zimbabwe were unfortunate to not to have equalised in the 38th minute when Tendai Ndoro's goal was ruled out for offside.


TP Mazembe midfielder Thomas Ulimwengu was a handful for the visitors but his antics earned him a yellow card in the 50th minute for diving.


Ulimwengu and clubmate Mbwana Samatta made the starting line-up after dashing from Khartoum to Dar-es-Salaam after taking care of 2014 CAF Champions League business on Friday with Mazembe.


Meanwhile, Zimbabwe and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Kuda Mahachi had two great chances wasted in the 47th and 71 minutes as Tanzania held on to pick up a key home win.


The two sides meet in the final leg on June 1 in Harare to decide who goes through to the final pre-group knock-out round.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
TANZANIA ZIMBABWE
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
6
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
18
Defender
0
5
Defender
0
Defender
8
Defender
0
Defender
15
Defender
0
Defender
21
Defender
0
Midfielder
12
Defender
0
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
11
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
7
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
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