Chicken Inn (1) 1 Triple B (0)
Caps United….(2) 2 Black Rhinos…(0) 1
From Fortune Mbele in Bulawayo
High-flying Chicken Inn piled on the misery on Triple B after edging them in a lukewarm Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Luveve Stadium yesterday.
It was Triple B’s third successive defeat since the season got under way two weeks ago.
Chicken Inn are on third position on the league table, trailing behind pacesetters FC Platinum and Highlanders.
Tendai Ndoro was on target once again for the GameCox, scoring a beautiful goal in added time of the first-half after shrugging off challenge from Triple B, centre-backs Oscar Chowe and Sikhumbulani Dube before turning and blasting the ball past a puzzled Tapiwa Mafunga between the sticks for the visitors.
Triple B assistant coach Peter Manoti, standing in for Friday Phiri, who is attending a funeral, bemoaned the lack of the killer punch on his side but is still hopeful that the border town outfit will pick up form.
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“We keep on giving away soft goals and we are always fighting to equalise. We are playing well but we are still jittery in the box and not utilising our chances. But then, we are responding positively to the losses and just waiting for a breakthrough,” Manoti said.
In another match played at Gwanzura Stadium in Harare Tatenda Kunaka reports:
CAPS United continued with their good run after defeating army side Black Rhinos in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Gwanzura yesterday.
Last week CAPS defeated Motor Action 2-1.
Makepekepe midfielder Hardlife Zvirekwi scored a brace from the spot in the first half with Rhinos captain Brighton Chandisaita pulling one back in the second half also from the spot.
CAPS United were awarded the penalty in the 21st after a handball in the box and Zvirekwi made no mistake from the spot.
Makepekepe continued to pile pressure and in the 42nd minute Dominic Chungwa was hacked down in the box after fellow striker Tawanda Nyamandwe had set him through.
Zvirekwi took the responsibility again and did not make a mistake. Rhinos started the second-half a rejuvenated side and were rewarded for their pressure in the 48th minute when George Magariro handled in the box.
Chandisaita stepped up to send Caps United goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube the wrong way.
Rhinos tried hard in search of an equaliser, but Caps United stood firm to record their second win of the league.