Byo City travel with­out keeper

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Ricky Zililo

BU­L­AWAYO City FC re­sem­bled a so­cial soc­cer side as they trav­elled to Harare with­out a sub­sti­tute goal­keeper for their Cas­tle Lager Premier Soc­cer League match against Caps United last Satur­day.

City, who an­chor the league ta­ble, played the clos­ing min­utes of the game they lost 0-1 to Caps United with de­fender Crispen Ncube guard­ing the goal after goal­keeper Welling­ton Mu­uya was red carded for han­dling a goal bound shot out­side the box.

Ac­cord­ing to City sources, goal­keeper Takudzwa Ndoro gave a “flimsy” ex­cuse, say­ing he wanted to see his mother, while third choice goalie Aaron Ng­wenya re­fused to be a last minute re­place­ment.

“The club bosses are not happy that two goal­keep­ers re­fused to travel for the Caps United game. Ndoro, who is the first choice, said he wanted to see his mother and Ng­wenya didn’t mince his words, telling the coaches that he doesn’t want to travel to Harare,” said a source.

The club has re­ported the play­ers to the Foot­ballers Union of Zim­babwe (Fuz) and is likely to act against them after the week­end games.

“The club is in a dilemma on what ac­tion to take be­cause Mu­uya is serv­ing sus­pen­sion and in­sti­tut­ing any dis­ci­plinary mea­sures on Ndoro and Ng­wenya will leave the team with­out a goal­keeper for the next match,” the source said.

Bu­l­awayo City chair­man Jerry Sibanda said: “That’s an in­ter­nal mat­ter and we will deal with it in­ter­nally.”

The mu­nic­i­pal side can’t af­ford in­dis­ci­pline within its camp, par­tic­u­larly now that it’s fight­ing for sur­vival.

Re­sults are also elud­ing the man trusted with res­cu­ing the sink­ing ship, Amini So­maPhiri, who re­placed Dar­ling­ton Dodo. So­maPhiri has only man­aged to pick a pal­try four points from a pos­si­ble 18 in his six matches in charge. — @ZililoR

Amini Soma Phiri

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