Hwange . . . . . . . . . . . (1) 1
Shabanie Mine . . . . . (1)4
The world came crashing down on Hwange yesterday after they suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Shabanie Mine in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at the Colliery.
After a 1-1 draw in the opening 45 minutes, the former asbestos miners hit the net three times in the second half to heap more woes on coach Tennant Chilumbas men, who played without leading hitman Rodwell Chinyengetere.
Fransisco Zvikumbawire thrust the coalminers into the lead in the 34th minute before the countrys leading goalscorer Nelson Mazivisa grabbed the equaliser a minute before the breather.
And that set the tone for a scintillating second half. Johane Chisunga put Shabanie into the lead in the 66th minute before Mazivisa completed his double in the 83rd minute to give the visitors a 3-1 lead.
In the 86th minute there was a double substitution where Shabanie coach Luke Masomere put in a fresh pair of legs in the form of Caleb Masocha and Francis Kanda for Pevington Zimunya and Tarisai Rukanda.
Chilumba responded by substituting goalkeeper Petros Mhari for new comer Tymon Mvula and he paid dearly for that as Masocha completed his double with two minutes to go. Chilumba felt his side performed badly due to the absence of his key players.
The game was very disappointing as we were missing seven players due to injury, but we will work on our mistakes in the next game.
Masomere said: We scored the goals we needed but I am not happy with the way we played. We hope to improve in our next game against Monomotapa.