SIMBA Bhora coach, Tonderai Ndiraya, says they have in-house problems in their camp.
The homeless Shamva side crashed to a surprise 0-1 defeat at the hands of Cranborne Bullets in a Castle Lager Premiership match at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.
“We have some family issues and I’m very disappointed that they have cost us this match, they (in-house problems) did lead to our unusual performance and it is something which must be corrected.
“We are going to keep our heads up and I think we need at least 35 to 40 points to survive relegation,” said Ndiraya.
O’Level student, Leon Daka’s late strike was enough for the Bullets to down Simba Bhora .
Daka is a student at Hope Academy in Mbare.
Cranborne Bullets went into this match on the back of four losses and moved off the bottom of the standings, at least for a day.
The 17-year-old’s introduction in the 78th minute turned out to be exactly what the doctor ordered as he made an instant impact, giving Simba Bhora’s defence a torrid time with his fine dribbles and pace.
It took him just eight minutes to find the target.
Albert Manenji nearly restored parity for Simba Bhora at the stroke of full-time, but his attempt was well saved by ‘keeper Victor Jabangwe.
“I’m really excited and I was not expecting to make the difference today.
“I’m grateful to our coach (Nesbert) Saruchera for believing in me and I’m going to try best to deliver each time I get the chance.
“It feels good to get your goal in PSL knowing that your friends at school are waiting to cheer and celebrate it with you, they are always pushing me to do better,” said Daka.