Harare City were denied maximum points in injury time for a second successive Premier Soccer League match after being held by visiting Hwange at Rufaro yesterday.
BY MICHAEL MADYIRA
Harare City … (0) 1
Hwange … (0) 1
After enduring last weekend’s agony of watching Highlanders equalise right at the death, City met the same fate yesterday when Hwange substitute Newman Sianchali levelled five minutes into stoppage time to cancel Honey Chimutimunzeve’s 74th minute goal.
It was City’s fifth draw of the season which saw them drop one place to position eight, while Hwange remained at number 11 as they recorded their seventh share of spoils this season.
City coach Taurai Mangwiro was left ruing two missed glorious opportunities by William Manondo in the first half and Chimutimunzeve’s shot which hit the cross bar in the second stanza.
“For the second time once again we could not cross the line,” said Mangwiro.
“We dropped two important points and we had the worst first 45 minutes I have ever witnessed from my boys. The two good chances missed by Honey and William spoiled our day.” Towards the conclusion of the match, Hwange coach Nation Dube appeared a worried man and celebrated Sianchali’s volley as if it was the winning goal.
“I feel relieved,” said Dube.
“I cannot say luck was on our side because I just told the boys to keep on getting in to the Harare City box and they did just that. A point away is something to cherish.”