Namibia . . . . . . . . . . (0) 2
Zimbabwe. . . . . . . . . 0
THE Warriors hit a new low under Zdravko Logarusic when their six-year unbeaten record at COSAFA Cup went up in smoke at the hands of Namibia yesterday at the Nelson Mandela Bay.
Zimbabwe, who are winless after playing three games at this year’s edition of the competition, are now staring a possible exit as they have totally surrendered control of their own destiny in Group B.
Two goals in the last 20 minutes complicated life for Loga’s men, who now need to win their last group game against Senegal tomorrow and hope that the other results in the group go their way.
It was also a bad day for Loga, who has now lost six games in 11 outings for the Warriors. Zimbabwe have won only once and drawn four other games under the 55-year old coach.
The Warriors, who hold the record of winning six COSAFA Cup titles, have been terribly out of their depth at this year’s edition of the tournament.
And their woes continued yesterday after conceding an own goal by defender Qadr Amini on the 70th minute before the 86th minute knockout blow from Namibian striker, Elmo Kambindu.
The Warriors had gone into the match with a proud record of 17 matches unbeaten in regulation time at the regional football competition. They had last tasted defeat against the same opponents back in 2015.
The other time Zimbabwe lost a COSAFA Cup match during the period spanning six years was after a penalty shootout against Zambia in a 2019 semi-final clash.