Black Mambas sing the blues

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A rather wasteful Blue Ribbon got their two goals through Daniel Kamunhenga in the 16th minute and Cabby Kamhapa four minutes from time while Abbas Amidu’s goal early in the second half had given the police outfit some hope.

Despite the win, Blue Ribbon remain in sixth position on the log with four points, the same number of points as second-placed Chicken Inn, Motor Action, Masvingo United and Monomotapa who also have four points but a superior goal difference.

As for Mambas, they remain in the relegation zone at position 14 with nothing to show on the board. The Premiership newboys’ coach Misheck Chidzambwa was satisfied with his team’s performance.

“This is our first win this season and I must say we really deserved it,” said Chidzambwa. “The whole team played very well but we have to work on our finishing. We could have won this match comfortably if we had taken half of the chances we created. We have started the season very well, we have to continue pushing and I hope we will end the season in a more respectable position,” said the gaffer. Blue Ribbon drew 2 -2 with Chicken Inn in the season-opener in Bulawayo.

His opposite number John Ncube, who watched helplessly as his side slumped to a second defeat in as many matches, looked disappointed at the final whistle.

Mambas were beaten 2-0 by Motor Action last week

“I’m very disappointed with the way we conceded the two goals. The boys lacked concentration at the crucial moments,” said Ncube.

“We started the second half well, scored an equaliser at the right time but went to sleep in the dying minutes and we were punished. It’s not a good start at all, we have to go back to the drawing board but the bottom line is that we have to improve in many areas,” added Ncube.