Banjani salutes Zimbabwe despite loss to Senegal

Banjani salutes Zimbabwe despite loss to Senegal
Prince Dube of Zimbabwe challenged by Paps Cisse of Senegal during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Senegal and Zimbabwe on the 10 January 2022 at Omnisport Stadium Bafoussam, Cameroon / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Monday Jan 10, 2022. 21:00

Ex-Warriors star Benjani Mwaruwari says Zimbabwe didn’t disappoint despite going down to Senegal in their opening Group B match on Monday.

Senegal made a winning start against a resolute Zimbabwe following a 1-0 win over The Warriors.

Zimbabwe were looking destined for a draw until defender Kelvin Madzongwe handled the ball in the area in the final minute of the 5 minutes of time added-on .

The penalty was converted by Sadio Mane.

“I was enjoying the way they defended, they defended as a team and we were attacked as a team and if we can take that into the next game, I am sure we are going to kill the next team we are going to play against,” Benjani told SuperSport.

Senegal have started their AFCON 2021 campaign on a good note with 3 points and play their penultimate Group B game against Guinea on January 14.


Bottom placed Zimbabwe must beat Malawi in a COSAFA derby on the same date to keep their last 16 dreams alive.

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