Sun­shine Boys edge Byo City

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Takudzwa Chit­siga Harare Bureau

Harare City 2-1 Bulawayo City Two dis­al­lowed goals, a ques­tion­able penalty and a red card were some of the ma­jor talk­ing points in this Cas­tle Lager Premier Soc­cer League match pit­ting Harare City and Bulawayo City at Ru­faro yes­ter­day.

Moses “Bambo” Chunga’s Sun­shine Boys had two goals dis­al­lowed in the first half while left­back Brian Chik­wenya was given a straight red card by Tha­bani Ba­mala for dissent.

Bulawayo City were first to set­tle down and took the lead in the first half through de­fender Mor­ris Kad­zola but Harare City had a good se­cond half which saw them equal­is­ing in the 80th minute through a Ron­ald Chi­tiyo strike.

The hosts then went ahead in the 86th minute when Ndi­weni was ad­judged to have han­dled in the box, when the ball ap­peared to hit his shoul­der, and sub­sti­tute Wil­liam Manondo took re­spon­si­bil­ity and con­verted.

Bulawayo City had bet­ter pos­ses­sion in the first half with Trevor Ncube caus­ing all sorts of prob­lems on the left flank. Bulawayo City in­terim coach Try Ncube said they did not do enough to pro­tect their lead and it cost them max­i­mum points.

“We were guilty of po­si­tional dis­ci­pline and that saw us con­cede a soft goal for the equaliser. We could have done bet­ter as Harare City didn’t play their best of game.

“I am also dis­ap­pointed with the penalty we con­ceded, I don’t think it was a gen­uine one, the game was not hard but we lost.

“We had the chance to win but some­how we could not kill it," Ncube said. Chunga said they did not play their best foot­ball but he was happy with the three points.

“We were dis­jointed and at times you need luck and that was on our side and so we are happy for the three points. “I am also happy that (goal­keeper) Tafadzwa Dube’s ex­pe­ri­ence saved us a lot," said Chunga.

Teams Harare City: T Dube, A Chivheya, J Tigere, M Diro-Nyenye, H Cha­pusha, R Chi­tiyo, L Muyambo, H Chimu­timun­zeve (W Manondo 68 min), M Venge­sai, F Mad­han­hanga.

Bulawayo City: N Sibanda, M Sibanda, M Kad­zola, N Mukumbi, Z Sibanda, T Chik­wenya, K Mad­zongwe, W Ndi­weni, S Ndlovu, T Ndlovu, S Moyo.

Moses “Bambo” Chunga

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