FULLTIME – Zimbabwe 2 Swaziland 2

Zimbabwe and Swaziland played to a thrilling 2-2 draw in the first match of the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup at the Sam Najumo Stadium on Saturday.

Catch up with all the action from the game below!

Starting line-ups:

Zimbabwe XI: Tatenda Mukuruva, Hardlife Zvirekwi, Bruce Kangwa, Elisha Muroiwa, Teenage Hadebe, Nqobizitha Masuku, Danny Phiri, Tatenda Mudehwe, Obadiah Tarumbwa, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Charlton Mashumba.

Subs: Bernard Donovan, Lawrence Mhlanga, Raphael Manuvire, King Nadalo, Tafadzwa Kutinyu, Farai Madhanga, Talent Chapapiwa.

Swaziland XI: Sandile Ginndiza, Sifiso Mabila, Muzi Dlmaini, Siyabonga Mdluli, Sanele Mkhweli, Felix Badenhorst, Sabelo Ndzinisa, Mcolisi Lukhele, Machawe Dlamini, Njubulo Ndlovo, Tony Tsabedze.

Subs: Nhlanhla Gwebu, Sihumbuzo Ntimane, Sibonginkosi Gamendze, Banele Sikhondze, Phiwayinkhosi Dlamini, Phumlane Dlamini, Wonder Nhleko, Mandla Palma.


Halftime_LiveScore FULL-TIME: The match ends in a thrilling 2-2 draw as Zimbabwe twice come from behind!

ShotWide_LiveScore 90′ – There will be three minutes of additional time.

Sub_LiveScore 88′ – Zimbabwe sub: Tafadzwa Kutinyu comes on for Obadiah Tarumbwa

Sub_LiveScore 81′ – Swaziland sub: Wonder Nhleko comes on for Muzi Dlamini.

Goal_LiveScore 79′ – GOAL! Zimbabwe equalise with a spectacular bicycle-kick from Ronald Pfumbidzai!

Sub_LiveScore 77′ – Zimbabwe sub: Raphael Manuvire comes on for Tazenda Mudehwe.

ShotWide_LiveScore 73′ – Substitute Mandla Palma send his powerful low shot just wide of the post.

Sub_LiveScore 69′ – Swaziland sub: Mandla Palma comes on for Tony Tsabedze.

ShotWide_LiveScore 67′ – Tatenda Mudehwe makes an attempt on the left for Zimbabwe but it yields a goal-kick for Swaziland.

Goal_LiveScore 65′ – PENALTY GOAL! Felix Badenhorst gets his second of the day sending Mukuruva the wrong way from the penalty spot after a handball by Zimbabwe skipper Danny Phiri!

ShotWide_LiveScore 62′ – Pfumbidzai makes a decisive clearance from the line as Swaziland, who are looking dangerous on the flanks, attack with Ndzinisa.

ShotWide_LiveScore 60′ – Teenage Hadebe has to make a long clearance to stop Ndzinisa on the left.

Goal_LiveScore 56′ – GOAL! Obadiah Tarumbwa heads Zimbabwe level from a looping cross from Tazenda Mudehwe!

Sub_LiveScore 54′ Zimbabwe sub: Talent Chawapihwa comes on for Bruce Kangwa.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 46′ – No changes by either side at the break

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME – It’s half-time at the Sam Nujoma stadium with Felix Badenhorst’s goal giving Swaziland the edge.

Injury_LiveScore 44′ – Swaziland goalkeeper Ginindza goes down injured as he came out for a high ball from Zimbabwe. After treatment he is fine. We will have two minutes of injury-time.

YC_LiveScore 42′ – Yellow Card for Bruce Kangwa (Zimbabwe) for foul play. Looked like he was leading with the elbow.

ShotWide_LiveScore40′ – Free-kick ZImbabwe on the edge of the box as Zvirekwi is shoved off by Mkhweli, but the ball is cleared.

corner 36′ – Corner Swaziland taken to Badenhorst but Mukuruva smothers his header.

ShotWide_LiveScore 31′ – Njabulo Ndlovu forces Mukuruva into anoter save as Swaziland threaten to get a second goal.

ShotWide_LiveScore 28′ – Swaziland’s Ndzinisa tests Mukuruva with a low shot on the run.

ShotWide_LiveScore 20′ – Mukuruva is forced into a save from a teasing ball from Muzi Dhlamini.

Goal_LiveScore 16′ – GOAL! Swaziland take the lead through Felix Badenhorst, who heads home from a long ball from the back by Sifiso Mabila.

ShotWide_LiveScore 7′ – Free-kick to Swaziland inside their own half taken long by Siyabonga Mdluli and it goes wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 4′ – Zimbabwe get their first attempt on goal but Charlton Mashumba seond his shot high from the middle.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – And we are under way!

– A minute of silence is observed in memory of late former Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi.

– After the tournament has been offcially declared open these two sides who are meeting for the third time since the Easter Weekend in March are going through the singing of their national anthems.

– The two teams walk onto the pitch now with Zimbabwe eyeing a fifth Cosafa Castle Cup title while Swaziland are still chasing their first championship of this regional competition.

– Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will handle the first match of this tournament with the assistance of Zakhele Siwela of South Africa and Arsenio Marengula of Mozambique.

– Welcome to the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek for the start of the 2016 edition of the Cosafa Castle Cup tournament. Zimbabwe and Swaziland will get the regional tournament underway follwowed by Syecheles against Madagascar. The two teams have just finished warming up and getting ready to come back to the pitch.