Kiglon, Hwange play out goalless draw

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Kiglon and Hwange produced a lifeless performance as they shared spoils in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at Gwanzura Stadium Sunday.

Kiglon, who have made a name by playing an exciting brand of one touch football, were out of sorts while the visitors were content in defending their goal area.

Partridge Muskwe, the Kiglon assistant coach admitted his charges, who fell to newboys Zimbabwe Saints last week dismally failed to recover from that slumber.

He also blamed his midfielders for failing to create chances for the strikers but said he was satisfied with the way his team had started the season.

The Chitungwiza-based team has collected four points from their first three games after beating Dynamos in the season opener before falling to Chauya Chikwata.

Despite the draw Kiglon remain on ninth position on the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League log.
“We didn’t play well today, the boys showed some flashes here and there but the overall performance was not up to scratch,” admitted Muskwe.

“The midfielders were slow and did not create enough chances as we would have wanted and the strikers struggled throughout. The combination between the strikers and the midfielders is the area we have to work on. We have to take it step by step but it’s not a bad start considering that we built a team from scratch,” added Muskwe.

Hwange manager Tenant Chilumba was happy with getting a point despite his team seemingly slumping deep into the relegation waters. The team is third from the bottom with just one point to show off.

“We were on top of the game but we have to work on concentration. Our strikers missed a lot of chances but getting a point away from home is ok. I’m not really disappointed,” said the Zambian national.

The few supporters that paid their way into the stadium should be feeling robbed after the two teams connived to produce an inert performance with the strikers squandering the few chances that came their way.

The closest the two teams came to scoring is when Hwange’s Sizalobuhle Dube’s screamer from way out of the box sliced past the cross bar with goalkeeper Stephen Chimusoro a mere spectator.

Rodwell Chinyengetere should however have won all the three points for the coalminers three minutes from time when he weaved past defenders but delayed pulling the trigger and the goalkeeper cleared the ball to safety.