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WHAWHA’s hopes of surviving the chop in their maiden topflight season suffered another setback after they were held at home by visiting How Mine at Ascot Stadium yesterday.
BY MUKUDZEI CHINGWERE
The result leaves the prison wardens on 20 points mark sitting deep in the murky waters of relegation.
How Mine moved to 32 points 10 points above the relegation zone and are seemingly safe from the drop.
The gold miners are still getting used to life without their former head coach Luke Mosomere Interim How Mine coach Jeremiah Makota was, however, happy with the outcome away from home.
“It’s a good result for us considering that we have been losing so a draw away from home is a good result.
“The performance was good and we hope to improve in our next game against the log leaders Chicken Inn,” Makota said.
WhaWha coach Lloyd Mutasa praised his charges, but conceded that they are no longer in control of their own destiny.
“The boys did their best, but unfortunately it was not good enough to collect maximum points.
“It is no longer in our own hands we now have to rely on other teams results, but we will keep fighting to the end,” Mutasa said.
Former Warriors right back Tapiwa Kumbuyani rolled back the years when he overlapped on the right flank after 28 minutes and Timothy January’s header from the resultant cross went inches wide.
Four minutes later WhaWha’s penalty appeal was waved away by the referee when Kumbuyani blocked a Roy Useni’s shot using his hand.
Three minutes after the breather former Dynamos midfield linchpin Devon Chafa’s header missed the target after he was brilliantly released by Godfrey Nguwodzawo.
Bernard Donovan kept the visitors in the match fifteen minutes from time after he justifiably proved why he deserves top billing with an alert reaction to deny an unmarked Kenneth Bhuka from a few yards.
The hosts were unfortunate not to get maximum points right at the death when Albert Mateo missed the target with a powerful strike.