Bulawayo City are never an easy proposition in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL), but debutants Herentals scored twice in the first half to pass the test at Rufaro yesterday.
BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE
Herentals FC………..(2) 2
Bulawayo Chiefs….. (1) 1
Aaron Chiwandamidzi and William Kapumha netted on either side of Timothy January’s exquisite chip to ensure the top flight newcomers bagged their second victory of the season.
The duel was not epic but was laced with brilliant goals.
“It’s a good win looking at how we dropped points against CAPS United. This a big step forward for the survival of the team. The team is still a baby in the league, it needs to survive,” Herentals coach Kumbirai Mutiwokuziva said after the match.
Chiwandamidzi broke the deadlock after 19 minutes sweeping home from close range after some fine work from Brighton Majarira from the left side following a swift counter attack.
Ten minutes before halfime Timothy January produced a moment of individual brilliance to restore parity. The former How Mine man spotted Kudakwashe Magama off his line and exquisitely chipped the ball over the goalkeeper from outside the box into the back of the net.
But The Students were not finished in the half as defensive link-man William Kapumha curled a free kick beautifully beyond a despairing Takudzwa Ndoro on the stroke of halftime.
Bulawayo failed to find a way back in the second half which was rather dull.
“I am shocked with the type of football that I am seeing in the PSL where a team plays 15 minutes and for 30 minutes they are on the ground. We can’t have football like that,” visitors coach Darlington Dodo fumed.