Shabanie, Rhinos relegated

HARARE - Buffaloes survived relegation by a whisker after a hard fought 2-1 victory over a stubborn Hwange at Sakubva Stadium.

Jacob Muzokomba secured the army side’s future in the top-flight league in style with an 82nd minute vicious thunderbolt which caught Hwange goalkeeper Takabva Mawaya unaware.

Hwange had given the home team a scare through an eight minute Tafara Chese strike off an Evans Rusike assist. 

Buffaloes equalised on 56 minutes through Lloyd Katongomara following a goalmouth melee.

“In life you always need to be confident, otherwise you make it easier for the other side to beat you,” Buffaloes coach Moses Chunga said.

Harare City also avoided the chop with a 1-0 win over Chicken Inn at Rufaro Stadium.

Osborn Mukuradare’s first half strike was all City needed to escape the hangman’s noose. Mukuradare raced from deep into midfielder to meet a long ball before beating Chicken Inn goalkeeper Pride Zendera.

With the curtain coming down on the season yesterday, Shabanie Mine, Chapungu, Black Rhinos, Triangle and Buffaloes were all not safe and needed not only maximum points but results elsewhere not to go against them.

“We are very excited and we praise God for the victory. I give credit to the players, our executive and the fans,” said City coach Masimba Dinyero.

At Hartsfield Rugby Ground, Chapungu survived despite losing 2-0 to Highlanders.

Young Godknows “Godera”Makaruse broke the deadlock in the 26th minute following a good interchange of passes involving Nadolo and Charles Sibanda.

After the goal, Chapungu started to up the tempo of the game gaining the control of the game. They could have scored the equaliser right at the stroke of halftime through their captain Philip Mafuru. He controlled the ball and hit a scorcher that was parried over by Munyaradzi Diya.

King Nadolo made it two for Highlanders in the 55th minute with a first time left-footer that beat ta diving Stephen Muzingi.

Black Rhinos beat already relegated Bantu Rovers 2-1 but the soldiers could not stay up themselves after losing 2-1 in the the last game of the 2014 soccer season but failed to remain in the topflight soccer for the 2015 season.

Rhinos surged ahead into the lead when Lot Chiwunga got to the end of a Milton Kurewa cross to score.

Bantu came back in the second half a determined side and were duly rewarded in the 61th minute when Goodwell Moraka equalised after Rhinos defender Obey Gada failed to clear his lines.

Chiwunga scored his second of the afternoon when he slotted past Bantu goalkeeperTakunda Mutanga.

Meanwhile, Triangle also stayed up with a 2-1 win over Shabanie, which confirmed their opponents’ relegation.

Comments (1)

I had to check other publications for verification! Did Rhinos win or lose!? "Black Rhinos beat already relegated Bantu Rovers 2-1 but the soldiers could not stay up themselves after losing 2-1 in the the last game of the 2014 soccer season but failed to remain in the topflight soccer for the 2015 season." The only stuff that yu seem to be reporting correctly these days is about Mai Mujuru and factionalism!

True Makepekepe - 24 November 2014

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