BULAWAYO, Monday, November 7, 1966 — In a return friendly soccer match at Callies Ground yesterday, Bulawayo, Eastlands (RNFL) were humbled by Wankie.
Eastlands played a great game midfield, but within scoring range they kicked wide and their midfield efforts did not pay off.
Wankie dictated the pace. They kept the ball to themselves and before the end, they turned the match into a demonstration which showed the local boys that the miners are superb in every department.
The scoring started in the 15th minute when inside-right Badi received a pass from centre forward Michael, followed this up when he dribbled beautifully to claim Wankie’s second goal.
And at half time, Wankie were left in the lead by 2 goals to nil. The second half saw a more determined Eastlands’ side. Inside left back and outside right back Nyandoro had been outstanding and they continued their efforts to break through. Wankie’s centre half, Mwape, had the thirst for more goals.
He moved forward from time to time and not long after the start of the second half, he scored the third.
Outside left Moyo received a free kick outside the penalty area and claimed Wankie’s fourth goal. And Mwape was still to come — he completed a hat- trick — and when centre forward Michael was still to come — he completed a hat-trick and when centre forward Michael broke through, he was fouled and from the penalty spot, Mwape netted the fifth.
The sixth goal came late in the second half. It also came from Mwape’s boot and Eastlands still had no answer to Wankie’s resounding victory when the final whistle stopped the game.