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Visiting Black Mambas escaped at Maglas Stadium with a valuable point when they held Shabanie in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match yesterday.
Report by Ephraim Shoko Own Correspondent
The relegation-haunted Mambas needed all three points, but they would be the first to admit that a point they got was not easy at all.
Mambas ensured a share of the spoils after Godfrey Mangani’s headed goal from a corner kick cancelled out Pevington Zimunya’s 61st minute strike that had thrust the hosts in front.
Shabanie coach Luke Masomere conceded that the match was tough for both teams and a draw was the fair result.
Black Mambas assistant coach Martin Bonyongwe said his team would have won the match had referee Masakadza Makonese not made questionable decisions.
He said the referee denied his team a clear penalty after Kasimero Chimbadzwa was felled in the penalty box by Caleb Masocha.
The match only picked tempo in the second half after a slow start in the first half which was dominated by the home side, albeit with few chances created.
The second half saw both sides attack in search of three points with the home side breaking the deadlock when Zimunya benefited from exchanges between Philemon Mudenha and Tarisai Rukanda to shoot from the edge of the penalty box.
Mambas levelled matters 15 minutes later.