Zimbabwe’s 2021 CHAN campaign went up in smoke in embarrassing fashion after a 3-1 defeat to Burkina Faso.
The Warriors went into the match Wednesday night looking for a outright win to stand a chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
A draw could have also given them a lifeline after Cameroon and Mali had played to a 1-1 draw earlier.
A poor show by Zdravko Logarusic’s men means they have bowed out of the tournament with a game to play.
Even if they are to win against Mali on Sunday, they will not eclipse them together with Cameroon having attained four points already.
Two teams from the four groups qualify for the quarter finals.
They will play their dead-rubber on Sunday and fly back home.