Football: Zimbabwe edged out

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The Independent Online
Angola beat Zimbabwe 2-1 in Luanda yesterday to secure a place in the finals of the African Nations Cup next year.

Zimbabwe, without Bruce Grobbelaar, their first-choice goalkeeper who is standing trial on match-fixing charges, went behind after nine minutes to a goal scored by the Angolan defender Aurelio. Akwa extended the lead in the second half before Stuart Marisa scored a consolation goal for Zimbabwe 10 minutes from the end.

The win lifted Angola into second place in Group One, two points ahead of Zimbabwe, who were trying to reach the finals for the first time.

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