Buffaloes. . . . . (0) 1
Hwange . . . . . .(0) 1
MUTARE army side Buffaloes recorded another disappointing home draw after they were held to a one-all stalemate by Hwange in a Castle Lager Premier League football match played at Sakubva Stadium yesterday.
REPORT BY KENNETH NYANGANI SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
The hosts’ Shepherd Nkata struck early in the second half before substitute Nkosana Siwela restored parity a few minutes later.
Hwange could have suffered an early set-back, but their goalkeeper Petros Mhari made a fine point blank save from captain Joseph Jambo in the fifth minute.
The army side, who were threatening to run away with the match in the early stages, saw Farai Vimisayi clearing a Nkata flashing header off the line.
Nkata then volleyed home a wonder struck in the 46th minute.
Siwela, who came in for Vimisayi, equalised for the coal-miners from close range to beat Hopeful Bere in goals for the soldiers.
Buffaloes assistant coach Sicho Masachi said he was not happy with the result as they had hoped to collect maximum points.
“The result is not satisfying at all because we were hoping to collect maximum points, but well, this is football. We are now looking forward to the next matches,” he said.
His counterpart Nation Dube was ecstatic with the result.
“I am happy with the draw. Not necessarily that we were playing away from home. But the fact that we had gone for a long time without recording a positive result. So this will give the guys confidence in the coming matches,” he said.