Buffaloes hammer Whawha

MUTARE - Buffaloes thumped Whawha 3-0 in an intense and tension filled contest that saw the Mutare-based soldiers move onto 11th place on the Castle Lager Premiership log yesterday.

Watungwa broke the deadlock four minutes from the break through a Farai Banda penalty while Vincent Makaha added a second in the 68th minute.

Lloyd Katongomara completed the rout scoring the third in the second minute of added time.

The visitors’ coach Lloyd Mutasa was sent to the terraces in the 78th minute for remonstrating against the match’s officiating by Pedzisayi Chadya, who was being assisted by Asmah Mataya and Alois Muzorori.

In spite of the controversy with the way the match was handled Buffaloes gaffer Joseph Takaringofa insisted there was no bad win.

“There is no bad win. We didn’t play that well but we are happy to have won, this is encouraging for any coach,” Takaringofa said adding that his charges are getting to grips with his preferred style of play.

“They now understand my system of play which means good things are yet to come.”

A miffed Mutasa, however, refused to comment on what transpired for him to be sent to the terraces saying he “can’t talk about things I don’t have control over”.

“I have seen coaches being summoned over commenting on such issues, it was up to everyone to see what transpired in the first half, whether that was indeed a goal,” Mutasa said before conceding however that they failed to convert the chances that they had particularly in the first half.

“We had our chances in the first half and we failed to bury them,” Mutasa said.

Meanwhile, Triangle finally returned to winning ways with a spirited 2-0 win over a stubborn Tsholotsho in an entertaining match at Gibbo Stadium yesterday.

Lameck Nhamo and Felix Kuswatuka scored either side of the half for Triangle’s first win in the past three games after they lost to FC Platinum, How Mine and drew with Dynamos last week.

Triangle’s assistant coach Biggie Zuze was elated with their return to winning.

“It's good for us to collect maximum points, we lost three games and we felt we played well especially against Dynamos and FC Platinum. We played well and managed to score two against a well disciplined team”, said Zuze.

Tsholotsho coach Lizwe Sweswe rued the chances they could not bury but gave credit to Triangle for punishing them for their defensive lapses.

“The boys played very well but we failed to bury the few chances we created. Triangle is a good side and they capitalized on every mistake we made,” said Sweswe.

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