Chiefs rule Bulawayo

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IT’S not the most glamorous Bulawayo derby but this Castle Lager Premier Soccer class was full value for money.

The duel between Highlanders and Chicken Inn is without doubt the city’s most celebrated duel but yesterday Bulawayo Chiefs and Bulawayo City both turned on the style at Luveve. Chiefs came from a goal down to win this five goal thriller with Arthur Musiyiwa (twice) and Stanley Ngala both converting from the penalty spot in the second half. Earlier in the first half Perfect Chikwende had lived up to his name when restoring parity just a minute after Sipho Ndlovu had given City the lead. Chief’s win snapped a three game winless run and took their points tally to 22 from the 20 matches they have played in the debut Premiership season. Going into the game Amakhosi had fallen to ZPC Kariba and Yadah before playing out a goalless draw away to Caps United last weekend.

But yesterday the debutantes, who have already beaten heavyweights Highlanders, Ngezi Platinum Stars and FC Platinum, found their range. And they were at their humorous best on their Twitter account.

“We had no option gents, we just had to. We blame that person who told our lads that Byo City was a GIANT,” reads a tweet Chiefs posted soon after the match. On the park their coach Gathly Chipuka hailed the manner in which his charges came from behind to secure only their fifth win of the season. “We needed to show character after falling behind and we did that in the best possible manner,” he said.

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