Statistics compiled by the Confederation of African Football Study Group show that Maroto scored the fastest goal when he headed a Denver Mukamba cross in the second minute during a Group B clash against South Africa.
The Warriors lost the match 2-1.
The Gunners hotshot Maroto held the group stages record of scoring the fastest goal and this record was not eclipsed in the quarter-finals, semis and finals.
During the tournament only four goals were scored during the first 15 minutes, while the highest number of goals were scored in the 76-90 minutes with 12 goals being slotted home. Four goals were scored during extra time of the second segment.
What is amazing about Maroto’s goal is that it was scored in open play.
Zimbabwe also had one of the third best defences alongside Algeria, Angola, Mali and Tunisia conceding three goals. The Warriors main men in defence were goalkeeper Washington Arubi, Qudr Amini, Gilbert Mapemba and Daniel Vheremu.
Just a single team — Cameroon — did not concede any goal in the course of the competition.
Following a disappointing run at Chan, the Zimbabwe Warriors will be happy to know that their sniper, Maroto, scored the fastest goal.
The Gunners striker scooped the premiership’s Golden Boot award after notching 21 league goals and five Cup goals last season.