Six-time COSAFA Cup champions, Zimbabwe, are still winless after two matches in the 2021 COSAFA Cup tournament currently under way in Gqeberha, in the Eastern Cape.
Zimbabwe had to come from behind to force a 2-all draw with Malawi in the earlier match in Group B.
They were under a lot of pressure to bounce back after being held to a goalless draw by Mozambique on Wednesday. But Malawi had other ideas as they took the lead midway through the first half through Khuda Myaba.
Six-time champions, Zimbabwe, did everything possible to get the equaliser in the first half, but Malawi enjoyed a one goal lead at the break. Even though Malawi managed to increase their lead early in the second half, Zimbabwe staged a dramatic comeback later on.
Malawi keeper, William Thole, made a double save 17 minutes into the second half, but was finally beaten by Blessing Sarupinda.
The Warriors made it 2-all 12 minutes from time with Patrick Musaka finding the back of the net after being set-up by Ovidy Karuru.
Zimbabwe were determined to steal all the three points in injury time, but the match ended in a stalemate.
Senegal beat Mozambique
Senegal beat Mozambique one-nil in a closely contested match.
The West Africans, who were invited to play in the Southern African football tournament, are now second in Group B after two matches.
Senegal wanted to get something out of their match against Mozambique after their 2-1 loss to Namibia in their opening Group B match.
On the other hand, Mozambique had an opportunity to go top of the group with a win after drawing against Zimbabwe on Wednesday.
Senegal were the first to threaten in the 12th minute, but Mozambique survived the big scare.
Mozambique were forced to make an early change due to an injury.
Senegal keeper, Pape Ndiaye, was called to make a save in the 20th minute to deny Mozambique and the first half ended goalless.
The West Africans eventually scored their first goal of the tournament through Pape Djitte in the 62nd minute. There was very little separating the two sides in this closely contested match and it ended 1-nil to Senegal.