Too early to celebrate: Hwange


CASTLE Lager Premier League pacesetters Hwange say it is too early for them to start celebrating their position on the log and will only do so after playing a couple more games.

Thandiwe Moyo
Sports Correspondent

Hwange, who finished 10th last season, have this season hit the ground running, winning two of their opening matches.

Chipangano opened the new season with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Buffaloes before coming from two goals down to beat FC Platinum 3-2 last weekend away at Mandava Stadium.

Head coach Nation Dube said though it was positive that they won their opening matches, they are not celebrating just yet.

“We had a good start to the season, but we do not want to read much into that because we have only played two games. We will start talking about how well we have done when we have played seven or eight matches and have passed the quarter mark. We just have to remain focused until we reach the half way mark and then we will see where we will be by then,” he said.

Dube said Nkosana Siwela and Rodwell Chinyengetere had adjusted well since returning to the club following injuries.

Chinyengetere scored a brace against Buffaloes with another goal coming from Evans Rusike while Tafara Chese adding the fifth.

“Nkosana is not 100% fit. His injury still gives him problems and at times he has to rest. However, he has told himself he can play and has done well so far. They are fighters and they are trying to push themselves despite not being fully fit,” Dube said.

The Hwange gaffer said Aleck Marime who scored a spectacular goal against FC Platinum has added value to the Hwange side.