African World Cup qualifying: Somalia stun Billiat-less Zimbabwe

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The Warriors were shock losers on the second day of Caf’s qualifying campaign, as the Ocean Stars won their first qualifier in 35 years

Zimbabwe were stunned 1-0 by lowly Somalia in Friday’s African World Cup qualifying campaign, while there were big wins for Rwanda and Sudan as the continent’s teams took their maiden steps on the road to Qatar.

The victory was Somali’s first in a qualifying game since they defeated Kenya in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying in 1984, their first ever in a World Cup qualifying campaign, and their first win of any kind since January 2009.

The Warriors, who were eliminated in the group stage of the Afcon in Egypt this summer, were defeated by Bashir Hayford’s Ocean Stars in neutral Djibouti, the designated venue amidst ongoing security issues in Mogadishu, to leave themselves with much work to do heading into Sunday’s second leg in Bulawayo.

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