ZPC Kariba …(1) 2
Black Rhinos…(0) 1
By Munyaradzi Madzokere
ZPC Kariba rediscovered their winning ways with a hard fought victory over a gallant 10-man Black Rhinos at Gwanzura yesterday to move second on the Premier Soccer League standings.
In a slow opening half, characterised by crude tackles and very few goal scoring opportunities, Tawanda Manyanduri opened the scoring for the power utility side in the 36th minute with a scorcher from outside the 18-yard box after pouncing on a foiled Limited Chikafa free kick effort.
On 40 minutes, matters got worse for Rhinos with their best player on view, Wonder Kupinda getting a straight red card for kicking Chikafa in retaliation to a foul on him by the veteran forward.
Saul Chaminuka’s men would extend their lead just five minutes into the second half when defender Dennis Dauda converted a spot kick after referee Thomas Masaa had adjudged substitute Nesbert Padzarondora to have handled in the box.
Black Rhinos were also awarded a penalty in the 71st minute after constantly bombarding their opponents’ box in search of goals, despite their numerical disadvantage.
Up stepped Milton Kurewa to send Tendai Hove the wrong way and ensure the game went right to the wire as ZPC Kariba clung on to the precious maximum points.