WHAWHA became the second team to be relegated on Wednesday despite holding Harare City to a 1-1 draw in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Rufaro.
The midweek draw meant WhaWha, who are on 21 points from 28 matches can cannot make up the eight points they need to catch 12th-placed Tsholotsho, while Harare City remained in seventh position.
Kudakwashe Kumwala’s opportunistic strike after a goalmouth scramble in the WhaWha box in added time of the first half left coach Lloyd Mutasa needing to score twice in the second half.
Although substitute Roy Useni poked home WhaWha’s equaliser with his first touch of the ball in the 47th minute, his team’s fate had already been sealed, as they became the second newly-promoted side to be relegated this season.
Another newly promoted side Dongo Saw Mill have since been confirmed relegated and their match against defending champions Dynamos which they lost 1-2 on Wednesday was merely of academic interest.
“We have been relegated, but I feel we learnt a lot. It’s not the end of the world and we are confident we can come back again.
“We have seen teams going down to Division One and coming back,” said Mutasa.
Flame Lily who held FC Platinum to a 1-1 draw at Lafarge still have a mathematical chance of surviving relegation if they win their remaining two matches.
They are third from the bottom with 25 points.