Hwange survive


Hwange. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1) 2
Buffaloes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(0) 0


HWANGE made sure of another Castle Lager Premier Soccer League dance next season with a clinical win over Buffaloes at the Colliery yesterday.

With the win, Nation Dube’s side are now on 38 points with one more home match to play and they lie in eighth position. It will now take a major miracle for them to be relegated as Monomotapa, if they lose today against How Mine, will go down.

Black Rhinos, on 34 points, will be their next opponents at Rimuka on Sunday, leaving Black Mambas at the mercy of Dynamos in the last game of the season.

At the end of the match, Dube said: “I am happy we collected maximum points at home in line with our blueprint. We hope to complete the season in this form.”

Buffaloes coach Timothy Masachi was visibly disappointed by the loss and attributed the defeat to poor player co-ordination.

“We conceded avoidable goals in this match. We managed to contain Hwange in the field of play, but not on the score sheets. We need to improve on that aspect if we are to complete the season on a better place,” he said.

Gilbert Zulu scored the opener for Hwange in the 44th minute after being fed by Farayi Vimisayi just outside the box. Vimisayi finished off the visitors in the 80th minute to all but guarantee safety for the coal miners.