City order a Shabanie double

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SHABANIE MINE must now be getting nightmares each time a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League clash against a Bulawayo-based team comes along.

At Barbourfields yesterday Bulawayo City completed a double over a Chinda Boys outfit that also lost to Chicken Inn and Highlanders this term.

A 4-1 win over struggling Bantu Rovers back in May is Shabanie’s only cheer against a team from the City of Kings and Queens.

The visitors went into the match smarting from a 0-2 defeat inflicted on them by Bosso at home. However, a side, which held Caps United to goalless draw in their last away outing, would have been confident facing an inconsistent Bulawayo City.

Amakhosi, as City are known, came to battle on the back of a five match winless and reports of boardroom upheaval. However, the visitors struggled to get into gear as the hosts came out firing from the kick off whistle.

Mkhululi Moyo scored a brace for a home side whose board will soon be cut from 12 to seven members as the Bulawayo City Council moves to stop the “rampant abuse of funds.”

Moyo struck either side of the halftime whistle and could have gone home with the match ball had he not spurned some good chances late in the match.

Former Hwange man Newman Sianchali made sure of the points on the stroke of full time. The win took Mandla Mpofu’s team to 24 points while Shabanie Mine remained stuck on 22 points, five more than Hwange who sit on 15th position.

The Chinda Boys now have a goal difference of zero after scoring 16 and conceding as many goals. And with their coffers perennially empty the Zvishavane side did not do much business during the mid season transfer window and had to rely on free agents such as veteran defender Zvenyika Makonese.

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