Mamelodi Sundowns striker Nyasha Mushekwi scored a second half brace to steer the Warriors to a 3-1 victory over Mozambique in Maputo on Wednesday. Kaizer Chiefs striker Knowledge Musona opened the scoring for the Zimbabweans when he pounced on an ill-timed back-pass to poke the ball home just before the break.
Mushekwi made it 2-0 after 59 minutes, heading home a corner kick from Sundowns teammate Esrom Nyandoro to make it 2-0 for the visitors. The forceful striker, who has been in fine form in the Absa Premiership, then completed his brace after finishing off an intricate move involving Tinashe Nengomashe, Benjamin Marere and Musona three minutes from time.
But there was still time for the Mozambicans to find a consolation goal after Warriors substitute Daniel Vheremu brought down Isac Carvalho in the box. Carvalho dusted himself up to sent Warriors goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini the wrong way from the resultant spot kick. Platnum Stars striker Terence Mandaza came on for Ezrom Nyandoro to make his debut for the Warriors.
The result left caretaker coach Madinda Ndlovu a happy man; “The performance was good. It’s what any coach would expect from a crop of experienced and young players. We controlled play in the first quarter using a 4-4-2 formation and then shifted to 3-5-2 as we wanted to add more men in attack and get goals,” he told the media. Super Sport.com
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