The Herald (Zimbabwe)

Gamecocks drop points again


Fungai Muderere at Luveve

Chicken Inn 1-1 Greenfuel

FORMER Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions Chicken Inn once again dropped crucial points when they were held to a one all draw by visiting GreenFuel at Luveve yesterday.

This was the Gamecocks 15th draw of the season after having last registered a win on October 18 when they thumped Kariba

ZPC 4-0 at the same venue.

Prior to yesterday’s draw with the Chisumbanj­e based side, the Simbisa Brands sponsored outfit had played six draws and suffered two defeats with their latest being last weekend’s home loss at the hands of defending champions Platinum.


Gamecocks head coach Prince Matore was left a dejected man.

“It’s very a disappoint­ing result after dominating the match. Everything was okay but when you are defending, you have to make sure. If you look at the way we conceded, it was just a poke from a player that was not picked by our defenders. We could have got a cushion goal. The boys definitely did not do what we told them to do,” said a crestfalle­n Matore.

Malvin Hwata thrust Chicken Inn into the lead in the 50th minute courtesy of a lovely tap-in with his right foot after getting to an end of a Xolani Ndlovu fine delivery from the left flank.

Thereafter, with the Gamecocks thinking that all was all done, GreenFuel substitute Naison Takawira, who was introduced in the 79th minute for Tinotenda Mutyambizi, got the all-important equaliser for the visitors right at the stroke of full-time when his well taken strike from outside the box beat Gamecocks and Warriors goalkeeper Donovan Bernard all systems out.

The Gamecocks are now on 45 points with 10 wins, drawn 15 and lost six times.

On the other hand, it was a valuable point that was collected by GreenFuel who are now on 39 points as they seek to avoid relegation.

Relieved GreenFuel head coach Rodwell Dhlakama reckoned they have been improving with each passing game but they would still work hard to avoid the dreaded chop


Chicken Inn FC: Donovan Bernard, Malvin Hwata (Brighton Ncube 88 mins), Michael Charamba, Mpumelelo Bhebhe, Richard Hachiro, Nielson Ketala, George Majika (Genius Mutungamir­i 76 mins), Itai Mabunu, Sherpherd Mhlanga, Xolani Ndlovu, Brian Muza

Green Fuel FC: David Bizabani, Honest Moyo, Raymond Uchena, Reginald Chinemo, Tashinga Pfende, Tinotenda Mutyambizi (Naison Takawira 79 mins), Collins Dhuwa (Ricardo Sibanda 46 mins), Tatenda Gora, Nqobile Ndlovu (Ashford Nyamajiwa 73 mins), Nelson Mwasanga (Bukhosi Sibanda 79 mins), James Nguluve

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