Mighty Warriors striker Rudo Neshamba was on target for Inline Academy as they beat Mufakose Queens 1-0 in a Women’s Football Super League match at Barham Green Sports Club on Saturday.
Inline are tied on top of the log with Black Rhinos Queens with 13 points, but the latter have a superior goal difference.
Black Rhinos retained top spot after dismissing Faith Drive Queens 5-0.
Going into the match, Black Rhinos Queens, Mufakose Queens and Inline Academy were all tied on 10 points.
Saturday’s loss was the first for Mufakose Queens in the league.
Inline Academy coach Shadreck Mlauzi was happy with the win over Mufakose Queens, saying it was one of their toughest matches so far.
“It was a very tough match. We were given a thorough test by Mufakose Queens. We deservedly won the match because our defenders stood firm,” he said.
Mufakose Queens coach Langton Giwa blamed the defeat on the match officials.
“The match started at 3pm because the referees came late. Maybe it was a strategy to frustrate us because the match was supposed to start at 1pm. Inline Academy’s goal was an offside, but the referees allowed it to stand. The referees were biased,” he said.
Inline Academy are yet to taste defeat. In another match played in Bulawayo, New Orleans beat Chipembere Queens 5-0 at Raylton Sports Club on Saturday.