Innocent Kurira in BULAWAYO
Bantu Rovers . . . . . . . . . . (0) 2
ZPC Kariba . . . .. . . . . . . 0
AFTER watching his side stun ZPC Kariba at Luveve yesterday, Bantu Rovers manager Agent Sawu declared they won’t make it any easy for their remaining opponents despite having already been relegated. Striker McCarthy Dube and Nigel Papius scored in the last 10 minutes to give relegated Rovers an unlikely victory. ZPC Kariba dominated possession early in the game, but were let down by their toothless strike force led by Francisco Zekumbawire and the wasteful Never Tigere.
The hosts also had goalkeeper Elton Sibanda to thank, the young player making a crucial save 14 minutes into the game by tipping a powerful Tigere effort over the bar. “I am very happy with the performance today. We showed character after the 5-0 drubbing at the weekend,” said Sawu.
“We were playing against an experienced side and so we waited for them to come at us with the hope of catching them on the counter and that’s what happened. “When we got our chances we used them. We are not talking about relegation at Bantu. Our target now is to make sure we get all 15 points from the remaining five games.’’
ZPC Kariba coach Sunday “Mhofu” Chidzambwa was disappointed. “Very poor performance from the boys, in the second half we played hopeless football, it was complacency, we have to go to the drawing board and focus on the next game,” said Mhofu.