Herentals complete double over ZPC

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HARARE - Herentals completed back to back wins over ZPC Kariba courtesy of a Blessing Maunganidze second half goal in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League tie yesterday.

The centre back positioned himself well inside the box to head in to the far post of ZPC goalkeeper Tendai Hove from a freekick from Innocent Benza.

When the two teams met in the reverse fixture at Nyamhunga Stadium in Kariba it was Blessing Majarira who gave the Students maximum points for the Students.

Herentals coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziwa was happy with his charges’ ability to bounce back from last weekend’s 1-0 defeat against Highlanders in Bulawayo and register a victory against ZPC Kariba.

“It was a good game particularly looking that we are coming from a defeat against Highlanders. We came back home, we revised and corrected ourselves and we managed to get a win,” Mutiwekuziwa said after the match.

“Looking at the current form they have been doing very well but we managed to recover from the defeat that we suffered against Highlanders in Bulawayo. A very good and spirited performance from the guys though I’m a bit disappointed that they should have buried more chances but there’s no bad win looking at the fact that the goal made a difference.”

Godfrey Tamirepi, ZPC coach said his team never came to party and were careless in their performance resulting in a lot of unnecessary fouls.

“I’m very disappointed with the performance, we actually never came to the party. We were too slow on and off the ball. They were first on the ball and that being the case we ended up making unnecessary fouls, desperate defending and we got punished on one occasion when they got a free kick and made the difference.”

With little first half action to write home about the match went for halftime deadlocked.

The goal came nine minutes into the second half when Benza’s free kick found Maunganidze unmarked in the box to head home the only goal of the match.

ZPC rarely found their feet instead it was the home team who wasted numerous clear scoring opportunities with second half substitutes Elton Dzirondiro and Salif Cheya the culprits.

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