ZPC Kariba 1-2 Triangle, Caps United 0-1 Harare City
ITS now four matches and no win for ZPC Kariba’s Sunday Chidzambwa.
In fact the statistics read: Triangle 1-0 ZPC, ZPC 0-1 Tsholotsho, Tsholotsho 0-0 ZPC, ZPC 1-2 Triangle.
Now these are sad figures for the country’s most successful football coach.
And on Saturday, in front of his own fans, he was on the receiving end again as early as the 13th minute when Hillary Bakacheza scored for the visitors, Triangle.
Just after the break, Hardlife Mawundi made it 2-0 and that was just about it for Chidzambwa, despite a late, late consolation goal from Tsepo Ranthokoane.
ZPC finished second in their debut campaign in 2014 under Saul Chaminuka, but since they fired him, things have not been rosy at all.
There are reports that players have not been paid their January signing on fees because of a power struggle between ZPC and head office in Harare.
ZPC are the founders of the team but because of their success last season, head office wanted to take over under the group finance director and public relations office. When the team’s leaders in Kariba said no, head office cut off the money supply.
And the results are now there for all to see.
In other matches, Flame Lily and Tsholotsho continued their relegation battles with hard fought 2-2 draw at Larfage on Saturday.
Simbarashe Gorogodyo gave Tsholotsho the lead before the breather before Lynoth Chikuhwa made it 2-0 six minutes into the second half.
But Lily refused to go down without a fight as Moses Demera struck twice in a space of nine minutes (63rd and 72nd minutes) to rescue the Harare side.
Chapungu and Whawha drew 1-1 at Ascot on Saturday.
Chapungu’s new signing from Dynamos Patrick Khumbula scored for the airmen after just six minutes but an own goal by William Ngonya in the 14th minute ensured a share of the spoils.
On Sunday, Harare City brought Caps United’s frenzy to an end with a late second half goal to walk away with maximum points from the National Sports Stadium.
Chicken Inn played a 1-1 draw against Dongo Sawmill at Vengere.