Harare City clinches victory

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BY FORTUNE MBELE

BULAWAYO CHIEFS . . . . . . . . . .(0)1

HARARE CITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1)2

HARARE City got three crucial points on the road when they dismissed Bulawayo City in a lukewarm league match at Luveve Stadium yesterday.

Hastings Chipusha was on target for the Sunshine City boys with a thunderbolt from inside the penalty box in the 33rd minute which left Chiefs goalkeeper Takabva Mawaya puzzled.

The second came from an impressive Emmanuel Mandiranga in the 63rd minute when he beat the Ninjas’ offside trap, rounded off goalkeeper Mawaya before banging the ball into an empty net.

Chiefs got their consolation in the 76th minute through Kelvin Madzongwe with a header from a Billy Veremu cross.

It was Harare City’ second win of the season after they beat Cranborne Bullets at home a few weeks ago.

They could have scored more had they been clinical upfront.  Most of their raids were thwarted by Chiefs defender Ben Nyahunzvi who had a good game.

Harare City coach, Taurai Mangwiro, said the win away from home gave them confidence ahead of the upcoming fixtures.

“It was a good game from everyone involved. It wasn’t easy. There was good application and management of the game. We could have scored more goals and when they (Chiefs) scored it was a tense finish. The win should give us a lot of confidence going forward. It should help us. The more we dropped points, the more we were going to lose confidence,” Mangwiro said.

Chiefs’ gaffer, Nilton Terroso ,shouldered the blame for the defeat.

“I think we conceded soft goals and that is unlike us. To be honest it was not a nice game. Overall it wasn’t a good performance. Everything that we did today is my responsibility. I am not happy; no one is happy but we are not under pressure,” Terroso said.

Harare City’s Donald Mudadi was given marching orders a minute before the final whistle by referee Mhaka Magare for a second bookable offence.

Teams

Bulawayo Chiefs: Takabva Mawaya, Elvis Moyo (A Musiyiwa 57′), Kelvin Madzongwe, Hughe Chikosa, Lucky Ndlela (Wilson Mensah 57′), Malvin Mkolo, Kevin Moyo, Dela Arkoli (Emmanuel Chikwende 78′),  Billy Veremu (L Mujokoro 78′), Farawu Matare

Harare City: Kelvin Shangiwa, Innocent Zambezi, Donald Dzvinyai, Hastings Chapusha, Collin Mujuru, Spencer Masunda, Donald Mudadi, Clive Rupiya, Wilfred Muvirimi (Zvikomborero Biseki 90+5), Tendai Mukono, Emmanuel Mandiranga

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