Mambas, Kiglon in dull draw


Black Mambas . . . . . . . 0
Kiglon FC . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Relegation-haunted sides Black Mambas and Kiglon FC connived to bore fans with an awful display of football in a lifeless Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Morris Depot on Wednesday.

The draw saw Kiglon remaining at the bottom of the 16-team log having accrued 18 points with eight games remaining while Mambas remain static in position 12 with 25 points.

The home side, however, finished the match a man down after the expulsion of Atlast Musasa on the stroke of full-time for a second bookable offence.

Musasa deliberately handled in the box after failing to head in Abbas Amidu’s corner kick from the left and referee Pedzisai Chadya quickly flashed the second yellow card, resulting in a red card.

Both teams rarely troubled each other and on the few occasions that they penetrated each other’s defence, their strikers either shot wide at goal or found the goalkeepers at their best.

Kiglon stand-in coach Rodwell Dhlakama, in charge following the absence of head coach Maxwell Takaendesa Jongwe who is away on national duty in Mozambique, remains confident that his side will survive relegation.

“We could have won the match had we utilised the few chances that we created. It is unfortunate that we failed to win the match because I think we played better football than Mambas.

“However, there are still a number of points to play for in the league and I hope that things will start going our way soon so that we survive relegation,” he said.

John Ncube of Mambas said the team played very badly and attributed its performance to complacency.

Four teams will be relegated at the end of the season.