The Sunday Mail
Chicken Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Bulawayo City. . . . . . . . . . . . . (1) 1
CHAMPIONS Chicken Inn fell to their second defeat on the bounce amid questions over the impact news that coach Joey Antipas will be leaving has had on the team.
Last weekend the Gamecocks lost 0-1 away to ZPC Kariba and yesterday they suffered a similar result at the hands of cross-town rivals Bulawayo City at Luveve.
A seventh minute goal by Eddie Nkulungo gave the visitors their maiden Castle Lager Premier Soccer League win and left Chicken Inn stewing.
The Gamecocks have picked a single point from their last three matches.
Questions linger as to if the announcement that Antipas will be leaving Chicken Inn for South African First Division side Amazulu has affected the players who put on a rather tepid show yesterday.
Antipas signed for Amazulu last week and will commence his duties at the former Absa Premiership side in July. He will leave with trusted lieutenant Prince Matore, while a number of Chicken Inn players have also been linked with moves across the Limpopo River.
Chicken Inn’s last win was on April 10 when they beat newcomers Border Strikers at Maglas, a week after they demolished Dynamos 3-0 in their opening fixture of the season.
They drew 0-0 with How Mine in their third match, lost to ZPC Kariba last weekend and succumbed to another defeat yesterday.
Chicken Inn host Triangle next week while Bulawayo City date Chapungu at Barbourfields.
As Chicken Inn ponder life after Antipas, Bulawayo City coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube is relishing his team’s maiden win.