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[Zimbabwe] Munetsi speaks on Warriors

“#Zimbabwe” France based Warriors midfielder Marshall Munetsi has spoken about the Warriors’ performance against Somalia whom they edged 3-2 on aggregate to qualify for the group stage of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Musona said the hard fought 3-1 win silenced their criticis who believed they would not recover to progress to the second round after having fallen 1-0 in Djibouti last weekin a tie that took Zimbabwe fans through an emotional roller coaster through the 90 plus minutes at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.
Zimbabwe struggled for long periods to break their opponents’ defenses such that it looked like the visitors would break their guests’ hearts..

Late goals from Munetsi (77 minutes), substitute Knox Mutizwa (87 minutes) and Khama Billiat (92 minutes), however, salvaged Zimbabwe’s campaign.

After breathing the mighty relief considering that the match was tied at 1-all with five minutes to and Zimbabawe looking on their way out until Mutizwa hammered in from a free kick before Billiat lifted the gloom in the stadium with a stoppage time left footed super strike, Munetsi was happy that the team proved their critics wrong.

He admitted that the visitors had given them a tough time, however only in as much as they were proving difficult to break down as they sat to try and protect their lead.

“They were I tough team a tough opponent they made it very difficult for us out there and I don’t think they deserve the low ranking that they are currently on because they are much better than that,” Munetsi observed.

“I am feeling great that we have qualified. We put in a good shift its good for the boys people were criticising us too much that we lost to lowly team andt it’s good for us that we won and progressed to the next stage”

While Billiat emerged the hero at the end with that brilliant individual effort, it was Munetsi that was the more impressive over the course of the match with his powerful runs that often cut open the visitors.

Also putting in a good shift was Turkey based centre back Teenage Hadebe, who was pleased for both Alec Mudimu, who made the mistake that gifted the visitors their goal later on as well as goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze who had been vilified following his errors that led to Zimbabwe’s defeat at the Africa Cup of Nations finals against Democratic Republic of Congo.

He too acknowledged that the team was made to sweat out their victory.

“It was tough for us I am happy with the way we fought to get the result. We felt down when they (Somalia) scored my captain (Mudimu) made an error but I am happy that we managed to recover from that and we are happy we won the game for the nation,” Hadebe said.

“In modern football there are no more small teams and we saw that over the two matches we played with Somalia. Credit to them they gave us a tough match.
I almost cried when Khama scored and I am happy that Chipezeze managed to recover it was a tough time for him after what happened in Egypt but he managed it well and kept cool and composed today.”

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