How Mine . . . . . 0
Black Mambas . . . 0
HOW Mine and Black Mambas shared the spoils in a drab goalless Castle Lager Premiership match at Luveve Stadium yesterday.
REPORT BY FORTUNE MBELE
After the draw, How Mine dislodged Shabanie Mine to maintain eighth position on the log-table after the asbestos miners were dismissed 2-0 by Black Rhinos at Rimuka Stadium on Wednesday.
How Mine are now on 28 points from 20 matches while their rivals yesterday displaced Triangle who beat troubled Motor Action 2-0 in Harare on Wednesday.
The police side is now on 26 points after grabbing that vital point away from home.
Both coaches Philani Ncube for How Mine and Mambas’ John Ncube are confident their sides are on the right track and will survive relegation.
“We had a couple of chances that we were supposed to bury, but we missed. Mambas are a good side and it was a good game. It was a positive result for us and we take it from there as we prepare for our next assignment against Highlanders,” Ncube said.
Black Mambas also missed a few chances and the main culprit was Evans Gwekwerere, who came in for Tsepo Ranthokoane in the 69th minute.
The first chance of the game came in the 42nd minute when How Mine leftback Khumbulani Banda skied his effort from a brilliant build-up engineered by Menard Mupera who had a good game in the middle of the park.
Gwekwerere miscued his effort in the 81st minute after he shrugged off a challenge from How Mine central defender Nelson Tachi, but the hosts’ goalkeeper Notice Dube punched away the weak shot for a corner.
Black Mambas skipper Convenience Hungwe was given marching orders with only a minute to the final whistle for a second bookable offence after a crude tackles on Warren Dube in the 53rd and the 89th minute.