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)
(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.