10 September 2018
WARRIORS midfielder Marshall Munetsi believes they did well to get a point away from home after 1-1 draw against Congo in a 2019 AFCON qualifier yesterday.
Zimbabwe senior men’s national team took the lead in the first half through Khama Billiat after a brilliant built up with Knowledge Musona.
The Warriors had a chance to double their lead few minutes later, but Musona was denied by the home side’s goalkeeper before the rebound wide.
Congo were much better in the second half and equalised in the 50th minute.
“It was a great game, we tried to give our all in the game.
“I think we did well and we are happy with the point considering that we were away,” said Munetsi.
The Orlando Pirates man said considering the conditions, they have to thank God for the result.
“We thank God for the result and the game was tough in terms of the conditions for us and the pitch.
“We didn’t look into that, we fought as a team and we could have won the game but its football, a point away from home is crucial so we looking forward to the next match now,” he said.
“In our next game we are facing DRC and we have drawn some positives from this game.
“We just have to learn to score more goals and make sure we don’t concede goals.”
The goal by Congo seemed to lift the spirits of the home team, which was cheered on by an appreciative crowd.
And from then on, it almost became a one-sided second period, expect for rare opportunities when the Warriors ventured into the opposition territory.
“Congo had an advantage that they were at home but that didn’t stop us because we tried to give it to them.
“And I would want us to have that kind of atmosphere when we play at home in October.
“To the fans, I ask them to continue supporting us and to come in their numbers when we play at home so that we can qualify for AFCON,” he said.