Cowdray Park Queens left at bottom of table
COWDRAY Park Queens’ woes continued when they suffered a 0-4 thumping by ZRP Bulawayo in the Southern Region Women’s Soccer League on Saturday.
Cowdray Park were hoping to atone for last week’s 0-6 humiliation by Borrow Jets, but the police side had other ideas.
The loss leaves Cowdray Park second from the bottom on the table, with three points from 15 matches.
In other matches, Black Boots drew 2-2 with Hearts of Oak at Pumula North ground. Black Boots took the lead in the second half through Mitchel Guri, but Peace Kennedy levelled the scores.
Hearts of Oak’s Ntombiyelanga Ndlovu put her side in front before Sazisile Phiri’s own goal ensured a share of the spoils.
Hearts of Oak coach Evans Netha was not impressed with his team’s performance despite the draw.
“We didn’t play well this week. We lost possession easily and gave our opponents too much room in our half. We were better in the second half when our skipper Happy Gumbo started nice build-ups which saw us scoring two goals. Our goalkeeper Sharon Ngwenya really came to our rescue with her fine saves,” said Netha.
“We go back to the drawing board to attend to a few things as we chase the championship. The road will not be easy because every team wants to beat us, but our target is not to lose any match until the season ends.”
Log leaders Inline Academy increased the gap to five points following a 3-0 win over Sobukhazi.
With only four matches remaining, Hearts of Oak need to win against Street Set this week to keep their title hopes alive. *Three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player — @khumzallen. KAIZER Chiefs enforcer Willard Katsande has described his side’s victory over Ajax Cape Town on Saturday as “sweet and unforgettable”. This after their comfortable 2-0 win at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, which keeps them at the summit of the league table with a superior goal difference over Golden Arrows.
The 30-year-old Zimbabwe international is of the opinion that his former employers are always a difficult nut to crack, and expected a sterner challenge from the Urban Warriors.
“The victory was surprisingly easier than expected as Ajax always pose a great threat to us,” Katsande told KickOff. com. But it was sweet and unforgettable as one likes to get a win over your old team. I’m just very happy for the three points as we are climbing the ladder”.
Asked what he thought the catalyst in Chiefs’ turnaround is, Katsande said: “We are all still learning the coach’s philosophy, but you can see that we’re buying into his tactics and styles – it was just a matter of time.
“We always knew it will take time, but things are [now] falling into place and that’s why it’s important we all [remain] patient.”
Katsande reminded his teammates not to get too carried away as they will have to grind out results if they are to reclaim the league crown from Mamelodi Sundowns this season.
“This league is extremely difficult as there are a number of teams that can win the league [this season], but that’s obviously good for South African football and the fans as well. It’s a good spectacle for soccer if a country has a strong [competitive] soccer league,” Katsande concludes. — Kick Off