ZPC Kariba on top

HARARE - ZPC Kariba took over control of the Castle Premiership log leadership after a convincing 3-0 win against Shabanie Mine here yesterday.

Second half goals from Moses Makanje, Pride Tafirenyika and Norest Mkwezaramba were enough for the Kariba side to extent their unbeaten run to 19 games.

ZPC Kariba took full advantage of former log leaders Highlanders’ 1-0 loss to Dynamos yesterday to claim top spot with 35 points.

They lead second-placed DeMbare, who also have 35 points, courtesy of a superior goal difference.

After the match ZPC Kariba coach Saul Chaminuka insisted that they are only fighting against relegation despite proving that they have a say on the title race.

“We need to survive relegation, we started the game badly as we were very slow,” Chaminuka said.

“During the first half we never looked like we wanted to score we like on training session and never played our normal game.

“We changed gear in the second half after a few words to my boys during the half time.

“I am happy we managed to utilize our chances and able to collect maximum points against Shabanie Mine.

“We can stay on top for good you never know, but I think I have achieved my targets, now we are on 35 points which is good for us.

The former CAPS United assistant coach urged his players to remain focused

“Now we are on top of the log standing we need to remain focused and approach each game with caution, I am very happy we remain unbeaten for 19 games so far,” he said.

“We have a few more games to play so we can fully achieve our aim of avoiding relegation, remember last year the competition at the bottom of the log was very stiff at the end of the season.

“I am not thinking about championship, maybe next year we will have a strong team but this season we want to build a team which can fight for championship.”

Shabanie Mine coach John Phiri said: “This is a new team we lost about 12 players in the mid-season transfer and you know it’s very difficult to work with a new team every time.”

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.