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Seychelles football team ends COSAFA Cup with 5-0 loss to Zimbabwe

Namibia and Seychelles | June 16, 2016, Thursday @ 11:36 in National » SPORT | By: Betymie Bonnelame | Views: 2497
Seychelles football team ends COSAFA Cup with 5-0 loss to Zimbabwe

Photo of the Seychelles senior national team taken prior to their 1st COSAFA match against Madagascar on Saturday in Namibia. (Seychelles Football Federation) 

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(Seychelles News Agency) - Already eliminated from the COSAFA Castle Cup competition in Namibia, the Seychelles’ national football team lost 5-0 against Zimbabwe in their last match on Wednesday.

The next international game for Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, is on September 2 against Ethiopia, in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON2017) qualifying stage.

The island nation’s team are currently 3rd with 4 points in Group J, which Algeria lead with 13 points and Ethiopia, second with 8 points. 

Zimbabwe, four-time winners of the COSAFA Cup, needed nothing less than a five-goal win against Seychelles in the case of a draw between Swaziland and Madagascar.

The East African team went ahead in the 21st minute when Pfumbidzai scored from the penalty spot, and Marshall Mudehwe made it 2-0 before the end of the first half. Zimbabwe scored three more in the second half.

Swaziland ensured their spot in the quarterfinals by winning 1-0 against Madagascar, keeping their first place in Group A.

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Tags: COSAFA Castle cup tournament, football, Namibia, Swaziland, Madagascar, Zimbabwe

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