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How Mine derail Hwange

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HOW MINE continued their winning ways with a third straight victory handing log leaders Hwange first defeat of the season to shoot to position two on the log table in an exciting Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Luveve Stadium yesterday.

Fortune Mbele
Sports Reporter

How Mine ……..(2) 2
Hwange…………….. 0

Timothy-January--of-How-Mine-do-as-he-pleases-with-the-ball-as-Hwange-defenders-watch-with-no-plan-during-a-match-played-at-Luveve-stadium-yesterdayThe gold miners now have 10 points after going for four matches unbeaten, collecting maximum points from Shabanie Mine, Chiredzi FC and Hwange and with a draw to Chapungu after having lost their first two matches.

Kuda Musharu scored first as early as the sixth minute with a flick to get his tally to four goals after he was set up by Wonder Sithole who picked up a loose ball inside the Hwange box following a failed clearance by defender David Boriwondo.

Sithole then got the second in the 23rd minute after making a solo run on the left unleashing a screamer to the near post beating Hwange goalkeeper Takabva Mawaya all systems out.

Hwange remain on the top before the results of today’s matches with 11 points from six matches. Yesterday they played one of their worst games this season.

Hwange--and-How-Mine-players-use-hands-to-gain-the-ball-at-a-match-played-at-Luveve-stadium-yesterdayHow Mine head coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube said his boys fought as team and they won as a team, taking advantage of Hwange, who were under pressure being the pacesetters.

“We knew they were under pressure. It’s not easy being at the top. We watched Hwange play against Highlanders and we were aware of their weaknesses. The boys fought as a team and they won as a team. What matters now is to remain consistent,” Ncube said.

How Mine meet city neighbours Chicken Inn in the third Bulawayo derby. Hwange blamed the defeat on fixtures order saying his boys were tired after beating Black Rhinos at home on Thursday and travelling the following day for another game yesterday.

“Surely we cannot play on Thursday and on Friday we are travelling and today we are playing. Fatigue took its toll, but we will sit down and see where we got it wrong as we prepare for our next game against Bantu Rovers,” head coach Nation Dube said after the match.

However, Hwange lost it in midfield where Coleen Muleya was the missing link with How Mine breaking through right-back Erick Chipeta’s flank. Sithole could have scored his first in the 18th minute, but his effort was saved by goalkeeper Mawaya.

how-mine-vs-hwangeHow Mine’s Xolisani Moyo’s header beat Mawaya in the 56th minute from an Edmore Muzanenhamo cross, but he was ruled offside by referee Philani Ncube after linesman Oscar Bumhe’s flag went up.

Teams
How Mine:
E Mazarura, B Dube, J Chitereki (B Sande 72nd minute), G Banda, G Magariro, E Muzanenhamo, N Mukumbi, X Moyo, K Musharu (G Nguwodzawo 90+ minutes), W Sithole (B Marere 58th minute), T January

Hwange:
T Mawaya, E Chipeta, P Mpelele, G Ndlovu, D Boriwondo, A Chuma, E Rusike (T Chese 76th minute), A Marime (G Zulu 65th minute), R Chinyengetere, C Muleya, F Vimisayi (N Siyanchali 65th minute).

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