Missed chances may haunt Zim after Uganda stalemate

2014-01-16 19:44

Things are not looking good for Zimbabwe in the African Nations Championship (Chan) after they had to settle for a draw against Uganda.

The Zim Warriors have now failed to score in two games after they played to yet another goalless draw today.

They should have done better against Uganda and their missed chances could come back to haunt them in the end.

Two points from a possible six is not a good return and Ian Gorowa’s team will have to beat Burkina Faso on Monday for a chance in the quarterfinals.

Uganda, on the other hand, would welcome a point as they are sitting pretty at the top of Group B on four points after opening their campaign with a win over Burkina Faso.

Zimbabwe have no one but themselves to blame for failing to gain maximum points. Except for industrious Kudakwashe Mahachi, who gave the opposition lots of headaches, Zim players were a letdown.

Simbarashe Sithole was expecially guilty as he failed to find the back of the net on more than one occasion.

Mahachi was a menace on the left wing only for his team-mates not to read his script as they failed to connect with his crosses.

But Uganda have goalkeeper Ivan Ntege to thank for the point gained, after he kept them in the game with some maginificent saves.

Coach Milotin Sredojevic would have been proud of his offering on the day.

Last week’s two-goal hero for Uganda, Junior Sentamu, was nowhere near his best as he was well-policed.

The last group B matches on Monday promise to be a humdinger as Zim need a victory against Burkina Faso and Uganda also need a result against Morocco.

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