Soccer fans were given the treat of a lifetime as the Zimbabwe national team managed to pull through to the 2022 FIFA world cup group stage qualifiers. They beat Somalia 3-1 in an intense battle yesterday.
The match started off on a good note with Zimbabwe scoring first. Somalia later on equalized just before the end of the second half. It was then that the Warriors put up a spirited perfomance and scored two more goals in the dying minutes of the match. Khama Billiat summoned his magical powers and scored in the last two minutes of the game, propelling the team forward to the world cup qualifiers.
There was so much excitement amongst soccer lovers whose hopes of the national team winning the match had been dashed. Zimbabwe had lost the first encounter to Somalia. Most people who spoke to this publication expressed joy at what the Warriors had done. Zimbabweans football has been under the spotlight for some time for negative reasons. After a failed Afcon campaign in Egypt, most fans had lost faith in the national team. The recent win has proved that the Warriors still have their fighting spirit and unparalleled talent.
The Warriors win also came as a welcome relief and temporary gratification for most people who are battling the economic crisis in Zim. At least there was one reason to smile as the national team thrashed Somalia.