HARARE City continued their good run, dismissing struggling Tripple B 2-0 in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at Rufaro Stadium yesterday to move into second place on the log standings.
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Two goals in the first half from the boots of Osborne Mukuradare in the 16th minute and Nathan Ziwini in the 27th minute were enough for the Bigboy Mawiwi-coached side to collect the full set of points.
The visitors could have drawn blood first as early as the 10th minute through Ali Kazembe, but he missed the glorious opportunity when his effort missed the target by a few inches.
Six minutes later, Mukuradare put the Sunshine Boys into the lead when he headed home a Phenias Bamusi cross.
A schoolboy blunder by Tapiwa Mafunga, who was guarding the posts for Tripple B, gave Harare City a corner kick that resulted into a second goal by Ziwini in the 24th minute.
Mawiwi was delighted with the win.
“It is a good result coming from a draw to collect maximum points. Tripple B are a very tricky opponent who play a passing game and they play as a unit,” said Mawiwi.
“We have to continue working hard especially in front of goals where we are failing to convert. In the last three minutes our captain Godfrey Nguwodzawo could have scored, but he went for power instead of an easy tap,” he added.
His opposite number Peter Manoti felt the absence of three of his key players contributed to their defeat.
“The absence of the suspended players had an impact on us and the blunder by our goalkeeper that resulted in a goal also affected us, but that’s football — it can happen to anyone,” said Manoti.