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Zimbabwe Saints, Mighty Bulls share spoils

“Chauya Chikwata” were the first on the score sheet when Ntokozo Tshuma’s 29th minute header off a Mlamuli Phakathi’s corner kick found the mark.
The Mighty Bulls’ Tawanda Nyamande had other ideas as his 50th minute strike ensured that the champions earned a point.

The draw saw Motor Action holding on to their pole position as they now have 18 points from nine matches, while Chauya Chikwata now have 12 points.
Zimbabwe Saints coach Willard Khumalo expressed satisfaction from the performance of his charges.

“We came looking for a positive result and I am happy that we managed to get a point. We played as a team and managed to hold the champions. I am very happy with the result,” Khumalo said.

His opposite number Joey Antipas was however disappointed with the outcome of the match.

“It could have been better if we had collected maximum points. These are two points that we have lost, but at least we managed to gain a point,” he said.
The Mighty Bulls started the match being the better of the two sides, but upfront they lacked the incisiveness of Edmore Chitato and Kuda Musharu who are currently undergoing trials in South Africa.

Nyamandwe and Masimba Mambare, who were in the starting line up were struggling a bit upfront failing to break the Saints defence being marshalled by Tafadzwa Maingire and Danisa Phiri.

The home side came close to getting the opener in the 21st minute but Allan Gahadzikwa shot wide of goal from close range.

Barely two minutes later, Gahadzikwa drew the best out of goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya with a powerful shot off a Enasio Perezo cross from the right.

The league champions were however to fall in the 29th minute when, in a rare attack, Tshuma headed in Phakathi’s corner kick for the opener.

The goal did not kill Motor Action’s spirits as they continued bombard the Saints’ goal area in search of an equaliser. Diya proved to be their biggest obstacle.
They were however rewarded in the 50th minute when Nyamandwe picked up a loose ball, and outsprinted a Saints defender before lobbying the ball past an outdrawn Diya to level the score.

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