Ngezi shoot self in the foot

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - SPORT -

half and they cre­ated nu­mer­ous chances but the equaliser was elu­sive.

Ndlovu looked a re­lieved man af­ter the match and be­lieves his charges had been un­lucky in not win­ning as they had been play­ing well.

He said it was a sweet re­ward for their ef­forts and he de­clared a mir­a­cle is pos­si­ble for them to win their re­main­ing matches and climb out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

“I think we have been do­ing well and play­ing good foot­ball. “It’s only that re­sults have eluded us. “In our last game against Sha­banie, we played well but made a mis­take and they scored. Luck­ily we lev­eled the scores but we could not win it.

“It was re­ward for the hard work the boys have been putting in and I be­lieve more wins are in store for us. We can win all the re­main­ing games. Like I said be­fore, I won’t give up un­til the last match of the sea­son. The spirit is there, the unity is there, we can go all the way,” he said.

Madamburo, as Ngezi are known, fell to their seventh de­feat of the sea­son and now trail FC Plat­inum by five points in the cham­pi­onship fight.

Ngezi’s coach, Ton­derai Ndi­raya be­moaned the ‘small team syn­drome’ that has seen them lose to so-called small teams while shin­ing against the ‘big’ teams.

He blamed the play­ers’ ap­proach when fac­ing min­nows, say­ing they adopted a wrong men­tal­ity.

Ndi­raya how­ever gave credit to Bu­l­awayo City, say­ing they worked hard to de­fend the goal.

The gaffer could not hide his dis­ap­point­ment, say­ing at this stage of Teams

Bu­l­awayo City: K Ny­oni, T Jan­uary (L ny­athi, 70th), D Mhindirira (T Ndlovu, 21st), C Sa­mak­w­eri, O Zibande (T Tavengwa, 57th), Z Ngodzo, R Pavari, H Ncube, Z Subanda, I Kut­sanzira, C Ncube

Ngezi Plat­inum: N Chadya, J Ngu­luve, P Moyo, K Bu­laji, T Chipunza (C Au­gusto, 65th), K Mur­era, F Makarati, M Mushonga (W Mukanga, 54th), D Te­guru, T Mab­vura (M Charamba, 54th), G Mur­wira

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