Harare City ……….0
Yadah FC ……..(0) 1
Chicken Inn …..(0) 2
HARARE City’s chances of a top-four finish in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League suffered another blow after sharing the spoils with newboys Herentals at Rufaro Stadium yesterday.
BY GARISH PHIRI/SPORTS REPORTER
It was a game of two halves as both teams had opportunities to secure all the three points with Harare City dominating the first half while Herentals finished the match stronger after having the better of the exchanges in the second half.
Harare City coach Mark Harrison bemoaned his side’s failure to take their chances as they failed to carry the momentum from their recent victory over log leaders FC Platinum.
“I think we have given away two more points today. First half we had total control of the game, moving the ball around created a couple of good chances. That’s been the story for us too many times this season. Have control of the game, have chances to get yourself in front and we don’t do it and we make life difficult for ourselves.”
Herentals coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva was pleased after picking a point as he felt they were up against a more experienced team.
“It was a very difficult game for us especially in the first half where Harare City were dominating the match and enjoying very good attacks at us, but I am happy the boys managed to stay focused.
“The second half was completely different and it belonged to us, we had possession of the ball for longer periods but unfortunately we missed good chances”, he said.
Meanwhile, in the other match played in Harare midfielder Joe Nyabinde struck the winner in stoppage time for Chicken Inn as they beat relegation-threatened Yadah FC at the National Sports Stadium to pile the pressure on second- placed Ngezi Platinum Stars.
Wilson Chakanyuka appeared to have given the home side a chance of securing all three points after opening the scoring in the 67th minute, but the advantage was cancelled out by Nyabinde 10 minutes later.
Chicken Inn kept applying the pressure in search of the winner and their efforts were finally rewarded in the first minute of stoppage time to move within four point of Ngezi Platinum, who have a tough away encounter against Highlanders today.