Shabanie Mine . . . . . (0)
Chapungu . . . . . . . (0)
CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League sides Shabanie Mine and Chapungu United shared the spoils in a Midlands derby played at Maglas Stadium yesterday.
Shabanie dominated the match throwing everything at the soldiers and a glut of missed chances cost them maximum points.
The miners came into the match high on confidence following their commendable run so far in the campaign.
The army side came into the duel desperate for their first set of maximum points this season.
Pre-match talk was dominated by coach Tendai Chikuni’s return to Zvishavane, albeit as an opponent, having led Shabanie to promotion into the topflight.
He was happy with the result saying his brief was to avoid losing to a team he was once part of.
“I just told my players that we can not lose to a team I have once coached. But overally we played well and hope for maximum points in our next game,” Chikuni said.
Host coach Takesure Chiragwi was happy also with a point against the army side.
“I am very happy with the application of the players they played very well, the only problem was that we failed to score. It is a point gained,” Chiragwi said.
Former Dynamos striker Farai Mupasiri gave the visitors all sorts of problems and his effort crashed against the woodwork as early as the third minute.
Three minutes later his effort was again tipped over the bar by the visiting goalie.
After an hour of action the army side had to take care for cover in true military style when a swam of bees passed through the pitch.
Twenty minutes before full time Mupasiri got behind the defence again but his effort was wide off goal.