William Jebor scored the one aim of the sport as Liberia beat Zimbabwe 1-zero in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Monrovia.
Defeat means the Warriors miss the chance to safe their AFCON ticket with a sport to spare, and as a substitute, they have to keep away from defeat towards Congo-Brazzaville in March to safe their berth in Cameroon subsequent yr.
Regardless of the loss, Zimbabwe stay atop Group G with eight factors, whereas Liberia transfer up to second on seven factors.
In Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo drew 1-1 with the Democratic Republic of Congo to go away each groups in with an opportunity of reaching the AFCON.
The Crimson Devils are backside of the pool, on 5 factors, heading into the deciding spherical subsequent yr, whereas the Leopards are one level forward of them in third.
The DRC host Liberia in March, whereas Congo are away in Zimbabwe.
Sunday’s defeat represents a setback for a Zimbabwean aspect who took 4 factors from the DRC throughout October’s double-header.
They largely managed the competition however have been unable to take their possibilities, with Tinotenda Kadewere notably culpable, earlier than Jebor’s 72nd-minute winner secured all three factors for the hosts.