Herentals maintain winning momentum

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BY TERRY MADYAUTA

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HERENTALS kept their winning momentum in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League when they dispatched WhaWha 3-0 at Ascot Stadium in Gweru yesterday.

Edgar Mhungu, Tafadzwa Jimu and Prince Chama were on target as the students made light work of the struggling prison wardens.

For the students it seems to be getting better as they have now leaped into the top eight on the log standings with three wins, one loss and a draw.

Mhungu opened the score-sheet on the 14th minute, with what was his first goal of the season as he slotted home from a rebound that came after Prince Chama’s curling effort was repelled.

Tafadzwa Jimu doubled their scores on the stroke of halftime after making a solo run from about 20-yards from the centre circle, with his effort too strong for Alexander Useni.

Chama then wrapped up the game for the students a minute before time with a powerful strike from inside the box when he got to the end of a scintillating move that was started by Davison Marowa on the left flank.

Herentals coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva was on ecstatic, as he was impressed by his new recruits from their developmental outfit.

“This is a fine performance having two of our developmental side performing well Prince Chama and Tafadzwa Jimu. The goalkeeper also, was promoted from our juniors side and did really well today. The competition that these youngsters are bringing to the team is good,” Mutiwekuziva said.

For WhaWha it’s getting worse than ever, as the squad is struggling to gel since their return into the top-flight, with so much disorganisation in the team.

The prison wardens are clearly short of quality personnel especially in the striking department, where coach Luke Petros rotated all his forwards, Albert Matewu, King Utete, Donald Madzinga, Diverlash Nyamukondiwa and Butho Phiri, but they all fired blanks throughout the match.

Their only hopeful move came on the 79th minute when Phiri outpaced Herentals defenders into the box, but in instead, simulated a fall in box instead of taking shot, with referee Lloyd Mapanje waving play on.

In his post match comments, Petros blamed poor goalkeeping as their main weakness.

“We are back again at the draw board,we used the same approach that we used in Bulawayo of failing to convert the chances we got,” Petros said.

“We failed to score and the goalkeeper was not doing well at all because he let through silly goals.

“Normally expect him to do better looking at the kind of goals he conceded. The goals that we are letting in are below the standard of Premier Soccer League.

“Inexperience is becoming a challenge to us hence the results we are getting. We need to go to the market and look for players and also to keep working hard, but we have financial challenges so we might be forced to go for those who come on their own.”

Teams

Whawha: A Useni, R Useni, J Gadzani, E Muzanenhamo, R Matutu, T Jukulile, T Daka, X Ncube ( E Mawanda 73′) , B Shome ( K Utete 46′), D Madzinga (A Matewu 46)’ , D Nyamukondiwa (B Maburutse 65)

Herentals: T Chikosi, E Mhungu( W Gatsi 88), Z Ruguchu (G Mukambi 52′)  P Chama, J Zhuwawo (D Chimwemwe 65), G Chinobva, C Gobvu, A Maliselo, I Benza (A Majarira 66),T Jim (D Marowa 52′), B Majarira

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