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Harare City pile more misery on Shabanie Mine

Delighted with win ... Harare City supporters appear to enjoy the proceedings

10/08/2017 00:00:00
by Nkosana Dlamini
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HARARE City continued with their resurgent form when they beat visiting Shabanie Mine 2-0 in a midweek Castle Lager Premier Soccer League encounter played at the reopened Rufaro Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Goals by William Manondo and Malvin Gaki in either half saw the Philani “Beefy” Ncube-coached side post a priceless victory over the Zvishavane outfit.

The visitors had a better first half but were their own worst enemies when they failed to convert chances that came their way.

A disappointing Takesure Chigwari, coach for Shabanie Mine, admitted that they could have done better with a match they dominated in the first half.

“I think we need to do better, the game was good in the opening minutes but two mistakes saw us getting punished,” Chigwari said.

“We need to work hard and get some points because we are dropping down the log and we need to do something.

Rethinking their options ... The Shabanie Mine bench

“We made blunders and I think the goalkeeper will learn from his mistakes. I rate him highly, he is young and still learning and you can imagine the impact brought by losing seven players during the transfer window period.”

Harare City had a stuttering start to the season but have had an inspiring return to form under their new coach and have now made it seven points in their past three games.

They dismissed Caps United 3-2 on their return to Rufaro Stadium two weeks ago and last week played to a goalless draw with inconsistent premiership giants Highlanders.

However, the same cannot be said for the Chinda Boys who last won a PSL match when they beat Prophet Walter Magaya’s Yadah during Round 17 of the premiership race a month ago.

The Harare City bench

Since then, Shabanie Mine have played to a goalless draw with Champions Caps United and lost 0-2 to Highlanders while Bulawayo City have piled to their misery with a 3-0 drubbing.


Meanwhile, with their win Wednesday, Harare City now have 25 points and occupy number 10 on the premier soccer league ladder while the premiership returnees are a disappointing number 13, having been picking an average single point per every as they are now on 22 points from 21 matches.

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