CHIREDZI FC . . . (0)0
BANTU ROVERs . . . (1)1
BY KENNETH NYANGANI
Chiredzi FC coach Gishon Ntini said their chances of surviving relegation are now almost at zero after his side suffered a morale sapping 1-0 defeat against Bantu Rovers at Chishamiso yesterday.
The defeat meant that they remained at the foot of the log-standings with a mere 14 points from 25 matches.
If they win their last five matches, they will only go as far as 29 points. But it was a good story for the visiting Bulawayo side as the win bolstered their chances of remaining in the top-flight league.
Despite the win, they are still occupying 15th position with 21 points with just five games remaining before the season comes to an end.
Veteran striker Obadiah Taru-mbwa scored the all-important goal in the eighth minute from a close range after beating an off-side trap to beat the hosts shot-stopper Simon Kafitire.
Ntini said their chances of remaining in the top-flight league are slim.
“We played well but we were very unfortunate. We failed to utilise on our chances. However, our chances of surviving relegation are fading with each passing week,” Ntini said.
Bantu Rovers assistant coach Mandla Mpofu said the result was vital since they are on a survival mission.