Whawha relegated

HARARE - Whawha kissed goodbye to Castle Lager Premiership football despite securing a 1-1 draw against Harare City here yesterday.

Going into the match, the prison-wardens needed a win to take their fight against relegation to the last two matches of the season but as has been their story the whole season, they failed to spark when it mattered most.

Whawha, who were promoted into the top-flight league last year, have now joined Dongo Sawmill who have already been relegated.

Lloyd Mutasa’s charges found themselves behind right on the stroke of half time through a Kudakwashe Kumwala goal.

But they did well to equalise two minutes after the break when substitute Roy Useni found the back of the net with his first touch of the match.

The goal courted controversy as the Whawha striker appeared to have handled before poking the ball past Maxwell Nyamupanedengu, but referee Nomore Musundire allowed it to stand.

The Sunshine Boys were forced to make an early substitution when Crispen Dickson suffered a head injury on seven minutes after colliding with a Whawha player, something their coach Taurai Mangwiro felt affected their game plan.

“That early setback when we were forced to make an injury-inspired substitution, it kind of put our game plan into disarray,” Mangwiro said after the match.

“We had done well, however to take a half time lead but someone feels he should give advantage to the opponents and they score a goal.

“But it was clear from my own point of view that guy handled in the box and how he allowed it to stand I wouldn’t know.

“That has been our season though we have not been very ruthless at home. Let’s see how we play in the last matches.”

Whawha coach Lloyd Mutasa said it was a good experience being in the top flight where they learnt one or two things.

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