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2019 Africa Cup of nations: Tragedy overshadows Zimbabwe’s qualification

The dying of a supporter overshadowed Zimbabwe’s qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of countries on Sunday.

Zimbabwe’s FA said a fan turned into killed in a stampede outside the national stadium in Harare before their very last group G match against Congo-Brazzaville.

no matter the tragedy, the qualifier went in advance with Zimbabwe prevailing 2-0 to seal their vicinity at Egypt 2019.

The Democratic Republic of Congo also qualified from the institution with a 1-zero win over Liberia in Kinshasa.

Zimbabwe finished pinnacle of organization G with DR Congo 2d, factors adrift.

Liberia and Congo-Brazzaville – who were each in contention on the begin of the day – had been eliminated.

With fans clamouring to get inside the stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe’s players knew what qualification for the nations Cup intended to supporters.

Khama Billiat, who plays for Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa, opened the scoring within the twentieth minute with a well-struck loose-kick to position Zimbabwe 1-0 up.

His Belgium-primarily based captain knowledge Musona delivered a 2d sixteen minutes later, pouncing on a defensive mistakes to make it 2-0 to the hosts.

Congo-Brazzaville attempted to get back into the healthy however could not conquer a powerful and resilient Warriors team.

The victory makes it lower back-to-again nations Cup appearances for Zimbabwe, who played at Gabon 2017 after an 11-12 months absence from the finals.

In Kinshasa, Liberia wished a draw to go through, however China-based Cedric Bakambu’s 52nd-minute purpose ensured DR Congo made it as a substitute.

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