Chiwunga inspires Black Rhinos

Bulawayo City……...…0
Black Rhinos………(1) 1

BULAWAYO - Lot Chiwunga scored the solitary goal as Black Rhinos bounced back to winning ways with a narrow victory over Bulawayo City in a Castle Lager Premiership tie here yesterday.   

It was a good response from Chauya Chipembere following two successive defeats in their last two matches against CAPS United and Yadah much to the delight of their coach Hebert Maruwa.

“It was a difficult match but we managed to get three points. Coming from a defeat our game plan was to defend and put more men behind the ball. We wanted to hit them on the break,” he said.

“We managed to get an early goal and it helped the team. Our game planned worked.”

City never came to the party as Rhinos looked comfortable from the onset and deservedly went on to seal maximum points.

Bulawayo City coach Darlington Dodo thought his team did little to guarantee them maximum points.

“We were very bad in the first half and we did not play the way we wanted to. We were too elaborate especially in the middle of the park where we played going back instead of going forward. We were leaving a lot of holes going forward and they capitalised.

“Our central midfield was none existent. It really killed our game plan. We were not good even going forward. We created chances in the second half but we failed to convert. I am worried about our conversion rate,” Dodo said.

The match got off to a blistering start with Black Rhinos having a better share of the ball. The home team was made to chase shadows with Rhinos throwing all spanners at City in search of an early goal.

Black Rhinos’ efforts paid dividends when Chiwunga found the target after 14 minutes when he got to the end of a through ball from Masimba Mambare to beat an advancing Takudzwa Ndoro who was in goals for City.

Rhinos could have doubled their lead three minutes later only for McMillan Chigora to be denied by Ndoro.

In the second half, City tried to come back into the match but Rhinos defended resolutely. City looked clueless in the attacking third and from the few chances that they created their strikers failed to convert.

Rhinos on the other hand were more dangerous on counter attacks and with a bit of luck and precision they could have extended their lead.

Chiwunga always looked dangerous every time he had the ball and he kept City defenders on their toes the whole afternoon.

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