Chapungu . . . . (0) 1
Hwange . . . . . (1) 2
CHAPUNGU’S stuttering start to the season continued after they were upstaged by a battling Hwange side in front of their own fans in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Ascot yesterday.
BY MUKUDZEI CHINGWERE
Nomore Chinyerere and Andrew Chuma scored in either side of half-time for the coal miners to outweigh a Raymond Sibanda penalty.
Chapungu ended the match with 10 men after Blessing Zabula was given marching orders for a second bookable offence in the 83rd minute.
The winning coach Nation Dube was happy with his side’s performance as it secured their first win of the campaign.
“Today’s win was a confidence booster coming from a bad result. We knew Chapungu thrives on wingers and we were just patient knowing we would catch them on the break and I am happy we achieved that,” he said.
“We have a new team since most of our first team players left and I am happy with their performance so far.”
Chapungu coach Tendai Chikuni lamented his charges’ lack of composure in front of goal.
“We did not play badly at all, we were in control of the match, but the red card cost us,” he said.
“The problem is confidence, otherwise we are playing well; we are getting into the final third, but the problem is scoring.”
Chapungu: R Mazingi, C Mativenga, R Sibanda, C Kwaramba, B Zabula, M Muchangami (P Marufu 53), I Nyoni (L Gwerina 33), L Genti, A Tavarwisa, B Sahondo, E Chitauro (K Bingala 70)
Hwange; T Mvula, C Phiri, H Kaunda, G Ndlovu, W Munorwei (J Kaunda 51), O Moyo, C Muleya (A Chuma 85), A Banda, N Chinyerere, S Gadzikwa (M Ncube 90), G Zulu