Rest Mutore, Sports Reporter
PREMIER Soccer League teams and football fans took a jab at Bulawayo Chiefs on Twitter following their 5-0 humiliation by Chapungu in their 2019 season opener at Mandava on Saturday.
Chiefs are known for their banter targeting other local football teams, and could not be spared when the airmen gave them a rude awakening.
And possibly knowing very much that they are going to have a long week ahead, Chiefs had to throw some tweets before the end of the match.
“Witchcraft is when you are being eaten 5 nil and you see the opponent warming up substitutes. But why Chapungu 5 Chiefs 0,” posted Chiefs on minute 72.
“Every time we hear the whistle we keep hoping it’s for full time. Chapungu 5 Chiefs 0,” the posted three minutes later in the game.
This, however, did not stop other clubs with Chicken Inn, who won 3-1 against ZPC Kariba, leading the social media craze.
The Gamecocks tweeted some ninjas, as Chiefs call themselves, in action before the game and when humbled after the game.
As if that was not enough, Chicken Inn fired another shot insinuating that their neighbours have lodged a complaint of criminal abuse against Chapungu.
“Unconfirmed reports say @BulawayoChiefs has laid criminal charges at Mbalabala Police Station against @FcWaru Case number 2305/19. I thought anjalo ama sports but ah well,” tweeted Chicken Inn.
Division One side Shabanie Mine could not waste the opportunity to hit back at Chiefs, who gave them a torrid moment after they were relegated from topflight football last season.
“@FcWaru but for the why? Haven’t been patrolling these streets of late but we heard of 5 nyaaa and had to rush and find out for ourselves. You have made the province proud. We will follow suit in [email protected] @lietta_bae263 @CHICKENINNFC1 @capsunitedfczw,” hit Shabanie which Chiefs responded branding the score line as against sportsmanship.
Chicken Inn were, however, quick to remind Shabanie that they could stand the stamina of PSL football.
“Hehe Shabani how is changing kits under trees?” replied Chicken Inn.
Dynamos also joined in the jab that saw Twitter exploding.
The banter on Twitter has been welcomed by fans as teams traded shots off the pitch before the beginning of the season.