ZDF Select Lifts Defence Forces Day Trophy

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) select beat their Botswana counterparts and lifted the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Day trophy at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Tuesday.

Lloyd Katongomara converted from the spot for the only goal of the match midway through the second half.

The ZDF Select won a penalty as referee Brighton Chimene spotted a handball in the 18-yard box.

Katongomara fired from the spot into the right bottom corner to give ZDF Select the lead which they held until the match ended before the full 90 minutes.

The visitors were awarded a penalty in the seventh minute of the encounter which was taken by Confidence Senwelo.

However, Blessing Mwandimutsira, in goals for the home side, dived the right way and saved the penalty.

The match was reduced to 70 minutes to allow for other activities that concluded the ZDF Day celebrations.

Speaking after the match, ZDF Select coach, Nesbert “Yabo” Saruchera, thanked the fans and the players. He said:

It’s always great to get a gold medal on a day we are celebrating ourselves. I would like to salute the fans for their support and the players for their spirit.


ZDF Select: Blessing Mwandimutsira, Jameson Mukombwe, Farai Banda, Douglas Mbewe, Collin Kwaramba, Jeffrey Takunda (Brighton Mugoni 60th min), Maxwell Mavhuto (Pride Mukombwe 49th min), Gracious Muleya, Kelvin Chiripawako (Philip Marufu 36th min), Lloyd Katongomara, Leroy Benard

BDF: Matlo Kagiso,Thabe Gaamangwe, Ranko Olebogeng, Modise Mogotsi, Seforo Onkabetse,Modingwane Godiraone, Molefe Tefo (Nonofo Chepete 48th min), Lerole Perontle, Thabo Metihayotlhe, Confidence Senwelo (Mbonisi Ncube 37th min), Thato Kananyo (Orative Taunyane 39th min)

More: H-Metro

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One Comment on “ZDF Select Lifts Defence Forces Day Trophy

  1. It’s interesting to note that there is are 2 Ndebele names in The Botswana Defence Team while there isn’t a single Ndebele name in the Zimbabwean Defence Forces.

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