Kadewere scores twice in Zimbabwe’s COSAFA win

Tino Kadewere scored twice as Zimbabwe retained its COSAFA Cup title courtesy of a 4-2 win over Zambia on Saturday in Polokwane, South Africa.

Kadewere, who plays club football for Sweden’s Djurgarden and is the highest goal scorer in the Swedish premiership, opened the scoring early in the match and struck again in added time to bring Zimbabwe on a 2-2 level and take the final into extra time. 

Two additional goals in added time from Khama Billiat made sure that the warriors retained the trophy they won last year with a 3-1 win over Zambia. 

The 22-year-old striker has been in a top form this season, grabbing eight goals in Sweden’s topmost football competition as it took a break for the World Cup.

Kadewere expressed special joy over the win. “It is very important for me because this was my first COSAFA cup. It really means a lot to me and I’m happy that I’m part of the team that won the cup and I contributed also in the final. So that is something that is going to be in my books forever,” he told journalists.