Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
NEWLY-PROMOTED ZIFA Eastern Region Division One football side Grayham have written to the league’s administrators complaining about match officials.
The Ruwa-based side are making their debut season in Division One and felt hard done by in their third match where they fell 2-1 to United Lions at Magamba in Masvingo on Saturday.
United Lions had taken the lead in the 25th minute before the visitors replied through Wellington Zimunda five minutes later.
But an 87th minute goal gave the hosts victory.
Team director Gray Hama has since written to the Eastern Region about their concerns and hopes to get a response before this weekend’s matches.
“We have noted with concern the poor officiating by the referee who handled the match between Grayham and United Lions, which we felt should not go unchallenged.
“The match was officiated by Benjamin Mutungamiri, who was assisted by Robert Tangai and one Mwadira.
‘’As a club, we felt that the referee’s decision let our team down.
“We appeal to you, considering that teams are affiliating and even paying for this improper conduct.’’
Eastern Region Division One Results
Chipinge Stars 0, Tenax 0; Chipinge Stars 2, Greenfuel 0; Surrey Abattoirs 0, Buffaloes 0; Renco Mine 2, Ruwa 2; United Lions 2, Grayham 1; Mwenezana 0, FC Makaha 1; Bikita Minerals 0, Mutare City 1, Masvingo United 2, Chiredzi Stars 2.
Central Region Division One Results
Real BVM 1, MSU 1; Vumbachikwe 1, Ivan Hoe Mine 0; Filabusi United 0, Shabanie Mine 0; Sheasham 2, Blanket Mine 0; ZPC Munyati 2, Gokwe North 0; Dendairy 1, Kwekwe United 0; ZRP Gweru 0, Black Eagles 0; FC Platinum U-19 0, Dulibadzimu 0; The Venue 2, WhaWha 0.
Northern Region Division One Fixtures
Saturday 27 April 2019
Black Mambas v FC National Mbare (Morris Depot)
Cranborne Bullets v PAM United (2 Brigade)
Chegutu Pirates v Ngezi Platinum U19 (Pfupajena)
Grain Tigers v Blue Swallows (GMB Aspindale)
Cam and Motor v Harare City Cubs (Rimuka)
Blue Jets v Golden Valley (Suri Suri)
Sunday 28 April 2019
Black Tigers v Beta XI (Motor Action)
Banket United v Karoi United (Kuwadzana)
Kariba Waves v Herentals U20 (Nyamhunga)
*all matches 3pm kick off
WEEK 4 SUSPENSIONS
Christopher Charakupa (Cranborne Bullets)
Munyaradzi Fraderick (Pam United)
Phillip Chanimba (Blue Jets)
GOAL SCORERS CHART
Archford Nyamajiwa (Black Mambas) 3
Zorodzai Semure (Harare City Cubs) 3
Prince Mayembe (Beta XI) 2
Tendai Ruziye (Black Mambas) 2
Christopher Brighton (Black Mambas) 2
Doubt Labani (Cam and Motor) 2