Chaminuka cries foul

HARARE - Saul Chaminuka believes a number of elements did not want to see ZPC Kariba win the league and therefore went about frustrating the debutants to an extent that he feels his side could have been robbed.

ZPC, cruelly lost the Castle Premiership on the last day of the season after going down 3-2 to CAPS United on Super Sunday.

With Dynamos having beaten How Mine 2-0 across town, ZPC only needed a draw to secure the title in their very first season in the league.

However, a complacent first half performance in which their defence grew cold feet saw them lose control of the title deciding encounter.

Be that as it may, Chaminuka believes his side was also hard done by the Premier Soccer League.

“We wanted to play at the National Sports Stadium but they chose to play it here, that’s PSL and why? I don’t know,” he said after the match.

“Yes we lost this game of football, but those disturbances did disturb our rhythm. We could have scored goals because there was time,” Chaminuka said in reference to the three occasions when Makepekepe fans pelted their players for their continued dominance over the game which was aiding rivals Dynamos.

“But it is that time that we are crying about. I cry foul because we asked to play this game where they will be no problems but they chose to play it here. I don’t know why? I don’t know why?

“If they are technical at PSL they would have known that if we had won this game we would have problems and they could have staged our game at the National Sports Stadium. Dynamos could have played here even Harare City could have played here.”

Chaminuka also took aim at what he called biased officiating that scampered his title charge saying if it was not for that his side could have secured the league with five games to go.

“We could have won the league maybe with five games or so to spare. We had a lot of biased refereeing especially against the smaller teams away from home and what we managed is draws,” he charged

“We have failed at the last minute, at the last moment and some things do happen and in our culture they talk about losing it when you are almost getting it.

“Come next season we will again launch the chase for the championship and I am sure we will do it. We have seen where we have gone wrong, now we know the route and I am sure we will be doing something come next season.”

The former Buffaloes coach admitted it was going to be difficult to raise his players’ spirits after such a heart-breaking end to a season that promised so much.

“We have lost a game of football and they know it. When you play a game of football it’s either you win, lose or draw and they know it. Today it was the championship they have to feel bad. We all have to feel bad but it was written up there.”

Comments (7)

chaminuka accept defeat and regroup.u talked too much days before the finale game.yo players were over xcited.you won the league in the newspapaers days before the finale game.just admit, your game pla of all out attack left your defence vulnarable.next year you will be fighting relegation,mark my word

tonderai marime - 25 November 2014

Saul you are sore loser! “Yes we lost this game of football, but those disturbances did disturb our rhythm. We could have scored goals because there was time,” The disruptions am sure affected both sides! National Sports or Gwanzura...CAPS could still clobber you! Are you saying the turf at gwanzura aided Tapuwa to head the ball into the nets for the first goal. Remember CAPS use the NSS as their home ground and are more comfortable there too! For such a small club I think number 2 is an over-achievement in your maiden season! Why not celebrate it! Dont fool yourself man...next season you will be signing the blues!

True Makepekepe - 25 November 2014

chaminuka akadyiswa mukonde nedembare, ndozvainota dembare chazunguza bvudza harare city , blackpool, highlanders you are not the first to think you have won the league then dembare plays you for a fool kikikikikikikikikikikikikikiki

Harare - 25 November 2014

va chaminika bvumai kudyiwa chete i am on green side ,dynamos deserves to win becoz they played the whole season well ,try next time ,this year its dynamos

daniel chimbunde - 25 November 2014

Dembare had the experience to endure till the end...try next season Hon Saul..anyway congrats fo such a great achievement..

madyira - 26 November 2014

Dembare had the experience to endure till the end...try next season Hon Saul..anyway congrats fo such a great achievement..

madyira - 26 November 2014

Dembare had the experience to endure till the end...try next season Hon Saul..anyway congrats fo such a great achievement..

madyira - 26 November 2014

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