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Zimbabwe Sables beat Kenya

by Sports reporter
13 Jun 2015 at 19:54hrs | Views
Zimbabwe 28 - 20 Kenya
The Zimbabwe Sables held their nerves to power to a 28-20 victory over Kenya in an Africa Cup tie played Prince Edward School in Harare today.

The Sables started the tie against the Simbas with great positivity as Sanele Sibanda touched down the first try that Tichafara Makwanya converted to give Zimbabwe an 8-nil by 11 minutes.

Rian Oneeil extended the score card to 14-nil touching down Zimbabwe's second try with Makwanya again converting.

Kenya then awakened and cut the margin to 14-5 after Fortune Chipendo gave away possession with a handling blunder.

Kenya were to put the score at 17-12 by the 35th minute after a converted try by Darwin Mukidza before a third penalty took the match to a halftime score of 17-all.

The second half saw Makwanya easing pressure after converting a penalty that restored Zimbabwe to a narrow 20-17 lead only to have Kenya level affairs after Mukidza conversion.

The Sables vice captain Makwanya was to rescue matters again as he recorded a 100 percent conversion to extend the Sables lead to 23-20 in the 59th minute before Tafadzwa Chitokwindo pushed it to 28-20.

Kenya were to mount a forceful attack in the last 10 minutes of play against Zimbabwe's shaky defence but resilience paid off as the Sables held nerves to emerge victors.

A record capacity crowd filled the Jubilee Arena to give support to the Sables.

Source - zbc