The team, which played in Group B in Bulawayo before being knocked, returned to Harare to catch their flight to Comoros but missed it. The team has been booked at Cresta Msasa lodge. The team is currently locked in a row with the organisers, Cosafa over the payment of their hotel bills running into thousands of dollars.
Sue Destombes, the Cosafa chief operating officer said Cosafa would not foot the team’s hotel expenses as they have themselves to blame for missing their flight.
Comoros has to take several connecting flights to Europe, which are rare in Harare before going to Comoros. Meanwhile Cosafa has released the individual awards for the tournament
Zimbabwe saved their best for last with an excellent display of attacking football as they defeated Zambia 3-1 to snatch trophy and R300 000.
Zimbabwe also claimed the Fair Play Award for the team with the best disciplinary record, while Mozambique winger Josemar Machaisse claimed Player of the Tournament. He walked away with R1 000
Zimbabwe striker Cuthbert Malajila claimed the Top Goal scorer Award for his four strikes, while Goalkeeper of the Tournament was won by the brilliant Edmore Sibanda. They pocketed each R1 5000
2009 COSAFA SENIOR CHALLENGE AWARDS
Fair Play Award: Zimbabwe
Player of the Tournament: Josemar Machaisse (Mozambique)
Goalkeeper of the Tournament: Edmore Sibanda (Zimbabwe)
Top Goal scorer Award: Cuthbert Malajali (Zimbabwe) – Four goals