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AFCON: "I Wish I Could Reverse It," Madzongwe On Senegal Vs Zimbabwe Penalty Incident


Zimbabwe Warriors’ midfielder Kelvin Madzongwe has apologised to the nation for his injury-time handball that gave Senegal a penalty in their Group B Africa Cup of Nations encounter on Monday afternoon.

The Warriors had kept the Lions of Teranga for over 90 minutes and the game seemingly headed for a draw when a goal-bound shot hit the arm of a diving Madzongwe and the referee pointed to the spot.

Madzongwe protested but the referee’s decision was confirmed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Liverpool star Sadio Mane sent an impressive Petros Mhari the wrong way. A few seconds after resuming the match, the referee blew the final whistle, much to the affliction of the Warriors fans. Madzongwe later said:

Mistakes happen in football, but this one really affected me badly. Had it not been for the penalty, we could be having a point from our opener or even a win, but all that is now just wishes. I am extremely sorry to my teammates and coaches, but more importantly to the nation. It’s no use trying to argue that the decision was a bit harsh as I was looking the opposite direction. Once again, my sincere apologies. I wish I could reverse what happened.

He said they will now fight tooth and nail to get maximum points against Malawi on Friday so that they better their chances of qualifying to the round of 16.

If the Norman Mapeza-led boys put up the same performance they did against Senegal, they may write their own piece of history by progressing to the next round for the first time in their history.

Meanwhile, fans are worried about the strike force which seemed to be on holiday. Some are lamenting over Khama Billiat’s absence.

More: Chronicle

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Elder Biggie 4 months ago

Don't worry tikutokudayi kuno rohwai fast fast mudzoke toda kutanga macampaign soon #Kunovhotakunovhota

mufakosi 4 months ago

Zvino wanikwa chikomana its 1game still two more to go

Ras 4 months ago

Certainly bad things happen to good people. What's done can't be undone .Best wishes for remaining 2 crucial duels. Go warriors go.

Skhumba 4 months ago

Sorry homeboy don't stress mistakes happen

Nimrod mandishona 4 months ago

Zvowanikwa madzongwe hauna kuita Uchida wangu. Chitipai ma points pama games asara

Thando 4 months ago

Apology accepted,well done ,good play focus on the next game.


Matrix 4 months ago

Bad things happen to good people. Shit happens young man. Don't stress. Do better paMalawi

Ras lalo 4 months ago

Was trying to defend
Haiesi nyaya mAkuruwanii

😴 4 months ago

Zvinowanikwa Bro. Go warriors go😌

Kule 4 months ago

Dont worry young man, mistakes happen, I am behind you all the way. Go worriors Go.

Dikaz 4 months ago

Sorry home boy zviwanikwaa.. ini ndakapfuraa wangu kuhondo wani by mistake tinana chapungu kumhondoro uku..

Zet 4 months ago

Apology accepted, shit happens. Mupedzere shungu malawi

Gogodera 4 months ago

Nganobviswa munyama

Tanaka21 4 months ago

Haiwawo benzi remunhu

Brian 4 months ago

I bhora guys tarisai play yavo kumashure uko mapeza ndewe bhora uyo especially mhari haaa ummmm exalent

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