Arenel, Byo Chiefs share spoils

 

Arenel Movers........................0

Bulawayo Chiefs.....................0

ARENEL Movers and Bulawayo Chiefs cancelled each other out in an evenly-contested league match at Luveve Stadium yesterday.

Bulawayo Chiefs enjoyed the lion's share of ball possession in the first-half but they failed to break down the Arenel defence which was marshalled by Arthur Ndlovu and Polite Mwenda.

The first chance of the half fell to Chiefs striker Mpilwenhle Dube after 16 minutes, when he collected a loose ball and fired a scorcher that was tipped over the crossbar by Delron Chuma in goal for Arenel.

Arenel fashioned out an opportunity of their own when a sweeping move culminated in Grey Kufandada turning and firing a thunderbolt that Munashe Ndlovu smootherd for a corner kick after 22 minutes.

From then on, there was nothing much to write home about as both teams struggled to create clear-cut opportunities. The two teams went to the breather deadlocked.

Chiefs’ substitute Panashe Shoko came closest to breaking the deadlock when his well struck free-kick cannoned off the cross bar with Chuma a mere spectator, seven minutes from time.

Bulawayo Chiefs coach Thulani Sibanda said his team failed to play their normal game. “We did not create many chances, actually we have created very good chances before against big teams. But today I think it was a tight game. It could have gone either way," said Sibanda.

Arenel Movers:

D Chuma, T January, K Dzingwe, P Mwenda, A Ndlovu, G Chigwenhese, B Jaravaza (T Banda 73), Z Dambo, J Sibanda (C Machisi 73), B Ngwenya (A Nyoni 89), G Kufandada

Bulawayo Chiefs:

T Ndlovu, E Chikwende, N Masilela (B Sibanda 90), M Dube (P Shoko 46), X Moyo, L Ndlela, N Rauzhi, M Fieldman (L Ndlovu 59), M Hativagoni, G Muchenje (J Nyabinde 75), J Masaza

Referee: Christina Mpanza

Source: Newsday