Zimbabwe warriors were beaten 1-0 by Bafana Bafana in an encounter that was played on Thursday night in FNB Stadium, South Africa.
The defeat saw Zimbabwe remain rooted at the bottom of the group with one point.
Zimbabwe, who conclude things with a home fixture against Ethiopia have conceded five goals and only found the target once in five matches.
A 26th minute header by Teboho Mokoena handed South Africa the win, which saw Hugo Broos’ men retain top spot in the group with 13 points, three clear of second-placed Ghana.
South Africa and Ghana meet in the West African country on Sunday, with Bafana Bafana holding the aces with a superior goal difference.
Ghana needs to win by more than two goals in order to progress to the next round of the qualifiers.
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