High-flying Mushowani march on

HARARE - World Navi Northern Region Soccer League Division One pacesetters Mushowani continued with their fine start to the season by beating promotion rivals Flame Lilly 2-1 here on Saturday.

Mushowani found the back of the net through Zivanai Mhanda and Mehlelusi Doleys while Flame Lilly’s Brighton Chandisaita scored the only goal for the prison service side.

The Mash Central-based side remain the only unbeaten team in the league and now lead the log standings with 19 points.

Second-placed Bindura United maintained the pressure on Mushowani after beating DC Academy 2-1 at Chipadze Stadium yesterday.

After the match here, Mushowani coach Paul Chimalizeni praised his boys for a good performance against the Zimbabwe Prison Services side.

“The game was good. The boys played very well and I am happy for collecting three points while playing away from home,” said Chimalizeni.

“We will take each game as it comes. We are not talking about the championship now, we just want to maintain our position and avoid losing points unnecessary.

“With the current squad I have confidence and belief that we will do wonders this season, what is important for us is to continue with our winning ways.”

Flame Lilly coach Nesebert Saruchera said they are going back to the drawing board and start working on their mistakes.

“We have to keep on fighting but as for now we need to go back and start working on our mistake” Saruchera said.

“I think Mushowani played very well today and they managed to convert chances which came on their way.”

Mushowani controlled the game in the first half and registered their first goal in the 36th minute after Mhanda headed in Tellmore Sasa’s cross.

During the second half, the tempo increased and Flame Lilly equalised in the 67th minute through Chandisaita’s penalty.

The home side were awarded the penalty after a Mushowani defender handled inside the box.

Mushowani continue to pile pressure on their hosts and found the winning goal six minutes from fulltime when Doleys headed in a cross from the right wing.

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