Chiredzi in goalless draw at home


CHIREDZI FC failed to utilise home advantage yesterday after they were held to a goals draw by army side Chapungu in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Chishamiso Stadium.

Kenneth Nyangani
Sports reporter

Chiredzi FC . . . . . . . . . 0
Chapungu . . . . . . . . . 0

The Moses “Bambo” Chunga side are yet to win at home in their debut season. They have managed a mere five points out of a possible 21.

Chiredzi FC started the match on a high tempo, but failed to convert the dominance into goals, allowing Chapungu to rediscover their formidable play.

The army side came back a much organised side with their chance of winning the match coming in the 55th minute when Calisto Maheya threaded passes with Ngonidzashe Murisa who sent his effort flying over the bar.

Ten minutes after the incident, the host had a chance to score after substitute, former Dynamos player Norman Maroto who replaced Abel Gwatidzo, fed David Temwanjira inside the box, but watched helplessly as his effort went off target.

Chiredzi FC coach Chunga said he was happy with the performance of the boys adding that they did not create many scoring chances.

“I am happy with the performance. The players did well, but they failed to create scoring opportunities. We just need to win two games and then we will be in the groove,” Chunga said.

John Nyikadzino who has seen his charges fading from the pace they started the season with, said: “Collecting a point away from home is not easy, but the players showed a great character for the entire 90 minutes and they were resilient.”