Harare City 3-1 Black Rhinos
BLACK Rhinos coach Arthur Tutani quit the premiership side after he was handed a 3-1 defeat by fellow strugglers Harare City in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Rufaro on Monday.
Tutani told reporters after the match he was leaving the team following a spate of dreadful results.
“I think I have had enough. I am calling it quits,” he said.
“A good coach is measured by results and I have lost so many matches and have to quit. I need someone to come in. I am a strong man.
“This is like a marathon and I think I have run my distance and I want to handover the button stick. Black Rhinos is a good team.
“I am not blaming anybody but myself because I am in charge. I am responsible for the results. I have consulted with my family no one is pushing me out.”
Harare City went into the lead four minutes into the match courtesy of Nathan Ziwini after he pounced on a rebound from a shot by Talent Chawapiwa in which James Jam also played a part.
However, the army side threw everything at Harare City and created good chances but they lacked imagination in the final third with Brian Muzondiwa and James Mukombwe coming close.
But Rhinos cracked again on 68 minutes after a mistake by goalkeeper Jonathan Zvaita who came off his line exposing himself at the mercy of Martin Vengesayi who beat the despairing goalkeeper before firing the ball into the nets.
Black Rhinos pulled one back two minutes from time with a headed goal by Milton Kureva following a cross by Jameson Mukombwe.
However, Talent Chawapiwa put the final nail on the coffin in referee’s optional time with a thunderous left foot that beat Zvaita.
Harare City coach Bigboy Mawiwi was naturally happy after registering his second win of the season.
“Naturally I am happy with the victory. We have always remained focused. We were very confident we will be up there,” he said.
“The confidence is coming back and what is needed is the unity of purpose which is prevailing right now. You can see it on the field of play.
“Black Rhinos played well and attacked right to the last minute but we conceded a goal due to lapse in concentration. Against Highlanders we played well but were just unlucky.”