Black Mambas ……(1) 1
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
BLACK Mambas bounced back from last week’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of How Mine, to edge a disjointed Monomotapa 1-0 in a Castle Lager match at Rufaro yesterday.
Kasimero Chimbadzwa’s 16th minute goal was enough for the John Ncube coached side to collect the maximum points.
Kasimero received a pass from Chinungo Tendai and with a fine touch he placed the ball beyond the reach of Tapiwa Zvaita who was in goals for Monomotapa.
Ishumauel Lawe could have equalised for Monomotapa in the 40th minute but his header was cleared off the line after a well taken corner kick by Clive Boroma. Mambas coach Ncube said he was happy with the win after losing 2-1 to FC Platinum last weekend.
“We did not play well in the first-half but the boys came back charged in the second-half. We are picking up and we have to keep the momentum,” said Ncube.
The losing coach, Biggie Zuze said “We are trying to come up with good combinations from this youthful team and I believe we will get it right. It is not good though for us to lose two games in a row.”
Our correspondent from Beitbridge reports that Tripple B collected their first set of points of the season when they beat struggling Shabanie Mine at Dulibadzimu Stadium yesterday.
The hosts came into the match on the back of three defeats in a row with Shabanie having collected a single point in three matches.
Givemore Tsireyi headed in Alec Marime’s header in the 12th minute before Marime put his name on the scoresheet on when he fired past goalkeeper Ray Mazinge in the 57th minute.
Amani Makiwa then sealed the match for the home team six minutes from time when he headed Philip Makanje’s cross six minutes from time. The win saw Tripple B moving to position 12.
Tripple B coach Peter Manoto who was standing in for the absent Friday Phiri, was happy with the performance of his team.