ESWATINI-based former Zimbabwe national basketball team assistant coach Naboth Phebeni has paid tribute to the country’s players that turned out for several sides in this year’s Eswatini Invitational International Tournament held at Mavuso Exhibition Centre and University of Swaziland (Eswatini) Sports Emporium at the weekend.

A late Marcos Rojo goal sent Argentina into the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ knockout stages in dramatic style. Needing a win to have any chance of progression, the defender volleyed La Albiceleste 2-1 in front in the 86th minute to break Nigerian hearts.

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said his Lions of Teranga did not perform to expectations in their 2-2 draw in a World Cup Group H match here yesterday against Japan that ebbed and flowed with the plucky Asians twice coming from behind.