Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
Substitute Vincent Mhandu rescued Black Rhinos against a resilient Bulawayo Chiefs in their 1-0 win at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.
Chiefs breached the Rhinos defence several times but could not convert their chances. Striker Moses Majika had the chance for an opener in the first five minutes but wasn’t confident in front of goal.
Rhinos coach Herbert Maruwa applauded his boys for collecting maximum points coming from their 2-0 defeat against Mushowani.
“It was a good show from the boys, they played very well. It wasn’t easy especially in the first half.
“It’s a marathon, we need to keep on collecting points and we will see what happens at the end of the season,” he said.
Chiefs coach Farai Tawachera said their play wasn’t bad though they need to work on their conversion.
Chiefs savaged a point from Harare City over the weekend and they only have that point after six games. They anchor the log table, three points behind Highlanders.
“I think we played well overall, we had our chances (like) in the first half one versus one with the goal keeper, I think we could’ve utilized that chance.
“They also got their chance in the second half and they knocked us out. But I think we are up there in terms of performance.
“What we need to do is work on our conversion rate. We didn’t collect points, it’s okay but in terms of play we were better today, it shows some positives going forward. We will take each game as it comes.
“We just have to polish up one or two things,” he said.
Chiefs’ frustration showed when Shadreck Nyahwa insulted referee Tatenda Pfekerwa after the final whistle. He later apologised.