Dinyero in winning start

HARARE - Harare City interim coach Masimba Dinyero got his campaign at the helm of the Sunshine Boys off to the best possible start after seeing off Chiredzi FC 2-1 at Rufaro Stadium.

In doing that, City only recorded their fifth win of the season.

City, however, needed to come from behind after Scholar Hadebe had thrust Chiredzi into an early lead with a ninth minute header.

The Sunshine Boys, who are going through a turbulent period and sacked coach Bigboy Mawiwi on Tuesday, found the equaliser before halftime when Osborne Mukuradare glanced his header past Chiredzi goalkeeper Steven Chimusoro.

Credit for the equaliser should go to speedy forward Martin Vengesayi, who did great to bring in a cross from right wing for the assist.

The Sunshine Boys were duly ahead shortly after the break following a sweeping move by the forward Franscesco Zekumbawire.

The former Dynamos man took on two defenders down the right wing before his cut back left James Jam with the easiest of tasks of tucking the ball past Chimusoro.

City will certainly breathe a sigh of relief in a season they have failed to meet the potential of last year’s third place finish.

The result sees City temporarily move out of the relegation zone into 12th place with 18 points while Chiredzi remains rooted to the bottom of the 16-team log.

After yesterday’s match, Dinyero was delighted with the result but says his team still has a lot to do to guarantee their safety.

“From the onset, I said to the players lets go out for goals and if we lose the ball let’s not tire in coming back to defend. And I think we did that today,” Dinyero said.

“The three points mean a lot for us but we are still in the muddy waters, we still have a lot to do.”

Gishion Ntini, who started his reign as Chiredzi coach a week ago with a 2-1 home win over Buffaloes, believes there are elements out to frustrate his side into relegation.

“I think we are being frustrated even before the games. We are not being treated fairly and I was not surprised that we lost, “said Ntini.

“But we are not going to give up. We will fight to survive until the last game of the season.”

Comments (1)

Ntini talks toooooooo much!

huchi - 4 August 2014

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