Chinyengetere out for eight weeks

HARARE - Hwange captain Rodwell Chinyengetere, who suffered a terrible injury in the coalminers’ 3-0 loss to Monomotapa on Saturday, has been ruled out for eight weeks.

The Warriors forward suffered a double fracture on his right leg shin after a nasty collision with Monomotapa goalkeeper Artwell Mukandi an hour into Saturday’s Castle Premiership tie at Rufaro Stadium.

“He was rushed to the Avenues clinic after the injury where the doctor said Rodwell will take two months to recuperate,” said Hwange secretary Burzil Dube.

“He will be operated today (yesterday). It is a terrible blow for the young man because he was looking forward to going to Angola (with the national team for the second leg of the African Nations Cup final qualifier). But such is life. He is feeling so down but he is a strong man.”

Dube had no kind words for referee Batsirai Muchenje’s officiating.

“We were disappointed with the referee. Not only did he make the wrong call after Chinyengetere’s injury but he also disappointingly took time to stop the match to allow Rodwell to be attended to.”

Muchenje only stopped play after the apologetic Monoz goalkeeper Mukandi had repeatedly called out for assistance.

The Monoz goalkeeper deserves a lot of credit for the manner in which he handled himself during the horrific incident.

The remorseful stopper’s allowed the Hwange skipper to receive immediate medical attention.  

After the match, Mukandi went into the Hwange dressing room to publicly apologise for his part in the accident.

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