Warriors redeem lost pride after overcoming Guinea 2-1 at AFCON

By Lawrence Trusida Sport Editor

THE Warriors finally came good this Tuesday after beating Guinea 2-1 in their last match at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

With their backs against the wall, the Warriors started the game strongly, with Never Tigere who was one of the nine changes made to the team, testing the Guinea keeper in the 12th minute.

The Warriors could have been on the back foot in the 23rd minute after a rush of blood to goalkeeper Talbert Shumba, however, Bruce Kangwa was in the right place to block the goal-bound shot.

Three minutes later Captain Knowledge Musona wheeled away in celebration after slithering past the Guinea defenders to head a Never Tigere cross into the net.

The Warriors kept the pressure and went to the breather leading two-nil after Kuda Mahachi’s shot from outside the box nestled into the bottom corner.

Guinea skipper Naby Keita pulled one back just after the breather but the Warriors held on for their third victory in their five appearances so far.

Warriors Coach Norman Mapeza, who garnered his first win this Tuesday since his appointment in September, is happy his charges managed to hold on.

The Warriors managed to beat Algeria at Tunisia 2004 and Ghana at Egypt 2006.

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