Gorowa satisfied with Zimbabwe, Morocco stalemate

2014-01-12 20:57

The third game of the African Nations Championship (Chan) between Zimbabwe and Morocco at the Athlone Stadium became the first goalless draw of the tournament but the coaches were still happy with the outcome.

Both teams squandered lots of scoring chances. The first half belonged to the North Africans who put the Warriors under pressure from the onset, but Zimbabwe came back strongly in the second half.

Morocco have goalkeeper Nadir Lamyaghric to thank for their point as he was brilliant between the poles and denied Zimbabwe some great scoring opportunities.

The woodwork also denied Zimbabwe in the 64th minute when Simbarash Sithole struck the post and Nadir superbly saved Ali Sadiki’s attempt ten minutes later.

Zimbabwean Warriors coach Ian Gorowa said he would take the single point but was looking for a more improved performance from his side.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns coach said he felt his players lacked match fitness after the Zimbabwean league finished in November.

“I would take the draw because it was our first competitive game after a long time. We were not as sharp as one would have loved but there is a room for improvement,” said Gorowa.

Zimbabwe will next play Uganda on Thursday before completing their group matches against Burkina Faso next week.

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