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Moses Chunga passed his first assignment as Caps United head coach when his team narrowly beat battling Shooting Stars in a Premier Soccer League match played at Rufaro Thursday.
Chunga, who replaced Lloyd Chitembwe on Tuesday, had Clive Kawinga to thank when the striker bundled the ball into the net after 34 minutes of play.
Bambo, as he is affectionately known in the football circles, was naturally a relieved man to win his first match under the “suspicious eyes” of Caps United fans.
“It’s very nice to start on a high note; it put some pressure off me. We will build on this win and try to improve our position.
“We played very well in the first half and created a lot of chances, but tended to fizzle out in the second half,” said Chunga.
His opposite number Gishon Ntini was furious at the way referee Masakadza Makonese handled the match.
“We played well especially in the second half but the referee made a lot of mistakes,” fumed Ntini.
“This kind of refereeing should not be condoned, the referee made more mistakes than the players.
My players were not even protesting about his bad refereeing.
Why is it that teams always complain when the play Caps?” Ntini queried.
Impressive Pride Tafirenyika got to the end of a Ronald Sengu pass and dribbled past Shooting Stars defender Thembani Masuku.
With a clear goal in front of him, Tafirenyika was hacked down on the edge of the box, as the defender tried to recover.
Midfielder Joel Luphahla brought the free kick across the goal and with defenders and goalkeeper Pedzisayi Gumiremhete ball-watching, Kawinga sneaked in and slid the ball home.
Meanwhile, former Shooting Stars chairman Willard Manyengavana said he was not fired from the club but resigned on his own volition.
He said he approached club owner Joel Sengeredo and informed him of his decision which was accepted.