ZPC remain unbeaten

HARARE - ZPC Kariba continued to hit all the right notes in their fairy tale story after notching their sixth win that extended their unbeaten run to 15 games in their debut season in the Castle Premiership.

Although yesterday’s match never really rose to expected heights, the Kariba outfit was still able to keep their unbeaten record unbroken through Artwell Nyamiwa’s 72nd minute strike to beat Chicken Inn 1-0.

Nyamiwa’s solitary strike, his fourth of the season, saw ZPC scale to 27 points, the same number of points as Highlanders who, however, have a superior goal difference.

ZPC assistant coach Tembo Chuma, who is standing in for the absent Saul Chaminuka, away on a Caf A Licence coaching course, was naturally happy with the result.

“It’s never easy to motivate players who continue to prove themselves week in and week out, they have already developed that winning mentality all we have to do is to keep the morale high in camp,” Chuma told reporters after the match.

“It was not easy but we fought. Our team has developed that winning mentality they don’t drop their heads no matter what and that attitude has carried us through.

“We want to continue with the fine record. We need to forget about this result and focus on the next game.”

Asked if this unbeaten run was confirmation of ZPC’s title credentials, Chuma said:

“It’s too early all we need to do is to remain focus and remain focused as we have been.”

The result saw Chicken Inn succumb to their fifth defeat of the season and Joey Antipas rightfully pointed to his sides attacking frailties as their biggest undoing.

Antipas’ men could have, however, got something out of the tie had second half substitute Ishmael Lawe been more direct after coming to the end of a cross only to miscue from point blank range.

“It was just unfortunate to concede that goal. Guys went tracking back. The goal that Nyamiwa scored, it was loss of concentration,” Antipas said.

“We need to work hard in attack. We look very thin in attack. We have lost two on the trot. But I believe we will come good.

“We just have to pick ourselves up and start winning games. The team is a young team they are gaining experience and in the end they will come good.”

After yesterday’s defeat, the Gamecocks remain in seventh place on the log with 20 points from 15 matches.

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