Madagascar 0-0 Zimbabwe - AS IT HAPPENED

Madagascar 0-0 Zimbabwe - AS IT HAPPENED
Chalton Mashumba of Zimbabwe challenged by Siyabonga Mdluli of Swaziland during the 2016 Cosafa Cup match between Zimbabwe and Swaziland at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek Namibia on 11 June, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Monday Jun 13, 2016. 22:22

Good evening and welcome to AfricanFootball.com for our live coverage of the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup clash between Madagascar and Zimbabwe from the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.

Live updates: 

The Warriors need a miracle to progress, Madagascar know victory over Swaziland will book their place in the knockout stages.

90+6' - Full-Time: Madagascar 0-0 Zimbabwe.

90+5' - Final sub for Madagascar.  Vombola off Fanomezana on

90+3' - Raherinaivo off Raveloarisona on for Madagascar.

90' - Four minutes added.

81' - CHANCE! Ball falls to Kangwa inside the area, but his shot is straight at Andriamifehy who makes a good save.

77' - Nadolo replaces the misfiring Mashambu 

75' - Muroiwa booked for Zimbabwe. Set-piece in a good position for Madagascar. But they fail to my it count as we enter the final 15 minutes in Windhoek.

70' - CHANCE! Malagasy goalkeeper drops the ball, but his defenders bail him out of jail; not for this first time this evening. Still goalless.

67' - SAVE! - Razanakoto's stinging shot well save by the Zimbabwe stopper.

62' -  The resulting free-kick comes to nothing... but Madagascar have been the better side in the second-half. Zimbabwe and in particular Mashumba have not come to the party in the second stanza.

61' - Kangwa replaces Chawapiwa who was just booked for a foul on the far right flank.

54' - Blow for Zimbabwe as Phiri is forced off the field. Madhanaga replaces him.

49' - Jaotombo on, Rajaonias off for Madagascar

47' - Early chance for Mashumba who breaks through on goal, but Madagascar get back in numbers to force him into a weak shot on goal...easy save for the goalkeeper.

46' - Second-half has kicked-off in Windhoek.

45+4' - Half-Time: Madagascar 0-0 Zimbabwe

45+3' - Following a long stoppage in play after an injury to the Madagascar goalkeeper, the referee has blown his whistle for half-time.

37' - CHANCE AFTER CHANCE FOR ZIMBABWE! How on earth haven't they scored....Madagascar clear off the line before Tarumbwa weaves his way into the area before sending his effort inches wide of goal.

36' - END TO END STUFF: Great save by Madagascar goalkeeper to deny Mashumba.

31' - Zimbabwe started the game on the front foot, but Madagascar have now found their rhythm and are causing the four-time champions all sorts of problems.

28' - CLOSE! Razanakoto tries his luck from range...goalkeeper back pedals, but lucky for Mukuruva the ball sails just over his crossbar.

26' - Kutinyu is the first Warriors player booked by the referee.

19' CHANCE! Free-kick played short for Phiri who finds a pocket of space on the edge of the area, but his rasping shot is straight at the goalkeeper. Randrianirina has been booked for the challenge that resulted in the free-kick.

16' - CHANCE! Former AmaTuks striker Tarumbwa with a golden chance to open the scoring. Ball falls to  theWarriors forward on the penalty spot, but he only succeeds in blazing his shot over the crossbar.

15' - Zimbabwe finding space down the right flank in the early stages of the clash, but Madagascar defence holding firm.

10' - Phiri tries his luck from range, but the Warriors' captain's shot lacked venom...easy take for the Madagascar stopper.

4' - Positive start to the game. Both teams passing the ball around well, not afraid to press forward in search of the opener.

1' - Kick-off

Madagascar: Andriamifehy; Sandratriniaina,Tantley, Fetranianina, Manoelantsoa, Dina, Vombola ( Fanomezana 90+5'), Rajaonias (Jaotombo 49'), Raherinaivo (Raveloarisona 90+3'), Randrianmonjanahary, Elefoni

Zimbabwe: Mukuruva; Zvirekwi, Pfumbidzai, Hadebe, Muroiwa, Phiri (Madhanaga 54'), Mudehwe, Kutinyu, Mashumba (Nadolo 77'), Tarumbwa, Chawapihwa (Kangwa 61')



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