Hwange hold Harare City

HARARE - Harare City assistant coach Masimba Dinyero yesterday bemoaned his side’s missed chances after the 1-1 draw with Hwange in Castle Premiership match here.

The home was the first to find the back of the net through Martin Vengesayi’s sixth minute strike before Phakamani Dube equalised for the coal miners in the 21st minute.

With the draw, Harare City remain on position 12 on the log standings with 15 points while Hwange also remain in fifth position with 22 points.

Hwange, who had a dream start to the new season, have recently lost their way, collecting one point from a possible 12.

“It’s disappointing. We were supposed to collect maximum points and we failed to utilise our chances,” Dinyero said after the match.

“We were aiming to get maximum points but a point is good. It will help us at the end of the season.

“Today, I think we got it wrong when we tried to play long balls which suited Hwange’s play.”

Dinyero showered praised to his goalkeeper Maxwell Nyamupanedengu ho had a good game.

“They should have punished us, when Hwange strikers come one on one with the goalkeeper on two occasions, but I want to thank Nyamupanedengu he did a great job to save the team today,” he said.

The former Dynamos player believed it’s too early for the Sunshine boys to press the panic button.

“We cannot talk about relegation now it’s too early but we have to work harder,” he added.

Hwange assistant coach Brian Ndlovu praised his team from collecting a point way from home.

“It is our fourth game without a win but I am happy we managed to collect a point away from home,” he said.

Hwange was the better side in the opening minutes and were unlucky to go behind Vengesayi’s strike, which came against the run of play.

The speedy forward received a cross from Phenias Bamusi before controlling and scoring with a low shot that beat Takabva Mawaya.

The goal did not dampen Hwange’s fighting spirit and the coalminers continued to trouble the City defence.

Hwange were duly rewarded a few moments later when Dube scored with a spectacular free kick from outside the box that gave Nyamupanedengu no chance.

After the breather the tempo increased slightly with Hwange creating many chances, however, Nyamupanedengu put up in a superb shift to deny the visitors on many occasions.

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