AFCON Finals: Zimbabwe 2 – 1 Guinea

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Zimbabwe held on for the win after an early second half goal by Keita gave Guinea the impetus. Musona and Mahachi had given Zimbabwe a commanding first-half lead. The Warriors now head home, their campaign damaged by defeats to Senegal and Malawi.

The West Africans finished second in the table, ahead of Malawi on head-to-head record after the Flames drew 0-0 with Senegal.

Guinea reached the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations despite losing their final Group B match 2-1 against already-eliminated Zimbabwe.

Knowledge Musona’s downward header and Kudakwashe Mahachi’s low strike put Zimbabwe two up at half-time. Naby Keita replied with a stunning goal for Guinea in a low-key encounter.

The match in Yaounde saw Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga make history by becoming the first woman to referee a Nations Cup game.

Source – BBC News

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