Vengesayi slaughters Chicken Inn

HARARE - Harare City coach Taurai Mangwiro was pleased after picking up his first win when a Martin Vengesayi first half brace floored a disappointing 10-man Chicken Inn here yesterday.

City, who are the early season title favourites after assembling a strong side, went into yesterday’s match following a 0-1 loss to debutants Tsholotsho FC last weekend.

Vengesayi opened the scoring after only nine minutes when he escaped Gamecocks Brain Mbiriri to reach a Nicholas Alifandika back heel.

The speedy forward rounded of Chicken Inn goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze before side footing into an empty net.

Vengasayi’s second goal in the first minute of added time in the first half was a carbon copy of his first strike.

The former DeMbare forward once again exposed Mbiriri’s bad positional marking and dinked the ball over an outdrawn Chipezeze.

“It was always important to pick up three points after we had dropped points from our last home match. If we had lost today’s match it was going to impact negatively on us,” said Mangwiro.

“We did well today; we took the game to our opponents and got the much needed goals. We are happy to have got the three points today.

“The game went according to what we had planned. In the second half we had two goals in the bag and we didn’t want to be careless.

“Whilst we wanted another goal that would have killed the game as a contest , at the same time we were thinking of protecting our lead which took resolute defending to keep them at bay.”

Gamecocks coach Joey Antipas was not pleased with his team’s display. The Bulawayo side managed only two shots on target for the entire game as they rarely troubled Tafadzwa Dube’s goal.

They also finished a man down after second half substitute David Temwanjira picked up a second yellow card for a foul on David Kutyauripo.

“In the first 45 minutes we struggled on the pitch; we didn’t come to grips with the (artificial) pitch. Harare City were sharper than us and were very quick in attack,” said Antipas.

“They caught us napping with two goals and i would like to believe we brought those goals upon ourselves.”

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