Kiglon (0) 0
Chicken Inn (3) 5
Efficient Chicken Inn walloped Kiglon Bird in a rather dull Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at Rufaro yesterday.
Former footballer of the year Evans Chikwaikwai scored his first goal since his return to the local premier league when he tapped in a Tendai Ndoro cross from the right in the ninth minute.
Chikwaikwai then returned the favour in the 26th minute when his cross was scrambled home by Ndoro.
A minute later, Young Warriors defender Morris Kadzola headed home the third goal from a corner kick and the Bulawayo giants went to the breather in total control of the match.
Ndoro completed his brace when he hit the roof of the net from a rebound after Kiglon goalkeeper Steven Chimusoro has spilled Chikwaikwai’s ferocious shot from outside the box.
Brian Mbiriri then completed the rout 10 minutes from time when he blasted past Chimusoro from inside the box.
The win took Chicken Inn to seventh position on the table with 27 points while basement side Kiglon are on 16 points and in realistic danger of relegation.
Chicken Inn coach Philani Ncube, who had not tasted a win since early June could manage a smile at last.
“We started the game very slowly but the good thing is we managed to score three goals in the first half. We have been playing well but results have not been coming our way but today we managed to score goals and got all the three points. We should build from this performance going forward, “said the visibly excited Ncube.
His counterpart Pearson Matipedza who is working on a caretaker basis at Kiglon said he was working under pressure from his executive. He also added the uncertainty over his future at the club is weighing down heavily on him.
“When I came in, the team had no players and we had to start again and naturally because I knew the players we had assembled were not yet fit I decided to play a defensive game. We were getting some results here and there. However there is pressure from within who said I should open up a bit and this is the result. We are not yet up to it in terms of physical fitness and the defence was at sixes and sevens.
“A lot of people have been contacted to take over my job including Moses Chunga. For me i don’t have a problem working under someone, i can even leave today if i feel the results are not coming- this is football. I might want to stick on and things can get worse,” added Matipedza.