Mighty Bulls woes continue

HARARE - Motor Action coach Joey Antipas admitted he has run out of ideas of saving the 2010 champions from relegation after they suffered their eighth defeat of the season going down 2-1 to Monomotapa at Rufaro Stadium on Monday.

The Mighty Bulls are going through a lean spell this season and now find themselves stting just one place off the bottom of the log with only 13 points from 15 games.

During Monday’s defeat, Motor Action were left to curse their lucky after creating a lot of scoring chances but allowed Monoz to come back in the game and snatch a crucial win.

“It’s another disappointing loss. We had a good first half with a couple of chances which we should have put away,” Antipas said after the match.

“Second half we started very slowly. We gave Monoz too much room and they punished us. We did create enough chances to at least draw or win this game.

“Our strikers did not take responsibility of getting the goals. At the end of the day it’s like we are taking the donkey to the river but we can’t force it to drink.

“We seem to have lack of motivation. The zeal to win is just not there. We are facing relegation and for us to come out of this mess we need a plan. But at the moment we haven’t got plan B.

“We have got to come up with some sort of survival plan. But for now there is nothing and we are facing relegation.”

The Mighty Bulls paid dearly for failing to take full advantage of their chances especially in the first half were they enjoyed a huge chunk of possession.

Antipas’ men could have wrapped up the game in the first half but they struggled in the final third allowing Monomotapa to come back strong in the second half.

Agrippa Murimba opened the scoring three minutes from the breather for Monoz and Ronald Chitiyo doubled the lead in the 59th minute.

The Mighty Bulls got their consolation goal from Edward Tembo, who netted a few moments before the final whistle.

Both teams went into the match in need of maximum points after going through five matches without picking up full set of points.

In the end it was Monomotapa who went home smiling at the end of the match.

It could have been worse for Motor Action but Monoz also missed a number of scoring chances in the second half.

Clive Boromo, who breathed life into the Monoz midfield after replacing Praise Tonha in the first half, saw his effort crashing against the post.

Murimba, Chitiyo and Zvikomborero Biseki also came close to increasing the Monoz lead.

Monoz assistant coach Nkululeko Dhlamini standing in place of head coach Biggie Zuze, who is attending a refresher course, paid tribute to his charges for a disciplined performance.

Teams

Monomotapa: Fedias Chifamba, Ronald Chitiyo, Last Sithole, Zvikomborero Biseki, Agrippa Murimba, Praise Tonha (Clive Boroma 34th min), Obey Mwerahari, Charles Rukwanhi, Jimmy Tigere, Nelson Melson, Hillary Mugoniwa

Motor Action: Marlon Jani, Clemance Matawu, Passmore Bernard, Charles Mutero, Misheck Mburayi (Ngoni Maviri 60th min), Edward Tembo, Merciful Ncube (Dylan Chivandire 60th min), Blessing Sande, Luis Matawu (Yves Ebabali 81st min), Douglas Walaza, Godfrey Moyo. - Godknows Matarutse


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