The Tambawakaguta boys just needed a goal to add misery to Saints at Rufaro yesterday. With the defeat Saints dropped to 15th position on the log with 22 points in the 16-team premiership, making their survival chances very slim.
Tambawakaguta boys frustrated Zimbabwe Saints’ defence and won a penalty in the 65th minute after Dumisani Ndlovu had handled in the box. Tineyi Chitora made no mistake and converted from the spot. Chauya Chikwata dominated the first half but their strike force was a big letdown especially Makhosi Ncube who put clean passes fed to him to waste. His opposite number James Jam was fantastic in the middle of the park and made no mistakes in his passes which were accurate.
Saints fans were not happy with their teams’ play and hurled all sorts of obscenities to the referee Lazarus Dirwai as a way of frustrating him but this did not work out for them.
At Gwanzura yesterday, Shooting Stars were held to a draw by Chicken Inn. The two teams produced an inert performance with the strikers squandering a few chances that came their way. Chicken Inn could have opened the scoring with Thomas Chimenya hitting the cross bar in the first half.
Shooting Stars showed that they had an appetite to get their season up and running. Elliot Matsika’s influence dictated the tempo of the attacks.
However, Chicken Inn had the better of the second half but they could not turn their dominance into goals.
Both teams showed attacking verve towards the end of the match but neither team could break the deadlock. With the draw, Chicken Inn have recorded their fifth draw of the season and took their points tally to 23 in 25 matches. However, it has been a poor season for Shooting Stars who have only managed to win six matches this season and are in position 14 on the premiership standings.