Harare City increase lead

HARARE - Harare City increased their lead at the top of the Castle Premiership log by four points with Saturday’s 1-0 victory over a stubborn Monomotapa at Rufaro Stadium.

Striker William Manondo scored the only goal of the game in the 57th minute to ensure City take their points tally to 34 points after 17 games.

Second-placed Highlanders, who host Chicken Inn this afternoon at Barbourfields Stadium, is on 30 points with a game in hand.

Harare City coach Bigboy Mawiwi was delighted with yesterday’s result.

“The boys played very well today and I’m happy to collect maximum points because the match was difficult for us,” Mawiwi said after the match.

“The team is doing well and we want keep on with our good form so that we can collect as many points as we can.

“I have been telling my boys that we need maximum concentration from the first game up to the last match of the season.”

Mawiwi said the race for the championship was still wide open.

"We will take each game as it comes. We are not talking about the championship now. We just want to maintain our position,” he added.

Meanwhile, Motor Action left Mandava Stadium on Saturday hard done by referee Nkosana Nduna’s performance as they went down 1-0 to FC Platinum.

Daniel Veremu’s header crashed under the cross bar before bouncing back into play everyone in the stadium was surprised when Nduna pointed to the centre signalling for a goal.

There was a long stoppage as the Mighty Bulls bench and players protested the decision.

“This is scandalous,” Motor Action coach Joey Antipas said after the match.

“When we confronted the assistant referee Saneliso Sibanda she said she didn’t signal for a goal and so we are surprised by the referee’s decision.”

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