Djamel Belhadi, the Algerian coach was stunned by Zimbabwe’s come back in the match held on Monday. Algeria, who are the current African champions received the shock of their life when the Warriors put up a spirited performance in the return match which ended with a 2 all draw. Zimbabwe had been thrashed 3-1 in the first encouraged held in Algeria a week earlier. Taking advantage of playing on home ground, the Warriors managed to make a come back.
Prince Dube and Knowledge Musona scored the goals for Zimbabwe. Fans were ecstatic of the draw which now places Algeria in first place with Zimbabwe trailing behind in second position and Botswana and Zambia at the bottom. Soccer lovers are optimistic that the Warriors will score some wins in the Afcon qualifiers. Warriors coach Zdravcko Logaruscic has also been commended for the changes that he made to the squad after their loss in the first encounter which included roping in Prince Dube. The Warriors team also included Tino Kadewere, Marvelous Nakamba and Knowledge Musona.
Fans were full of compliments on the impressive feat put up by the Warriors in the encounter. Although Algeria has started off with a two goal lead in the first half, the Warriors worked as one unit and managed to score the equalizing goals. Most people had lost faith in the team standing up to their champion rivals but alas they pulled a shocker with the match ending in a draw