Controversy mars Sheasham, Chiefs clash

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REFEREE Tabani Bamala and his assistant Thomas Kusosa had been harassed by Bulawayo Chiefs gamers after an in any other case unhealthy day within the workplace, as Sheasham edged a battling Bulawayo Chiefs in a Fort Lager Premier Soccer League match at Bata stadium yesterday.

The Ninjas had been denied what regarded like a real penalty within the remaining couple of minutes of the sport, moments earlier than Hilary Bakacheza scored for the house aspect, albeit, beneath controversial circumstances.

After a slightly sluggish begin to the sport, Bulawayo Chiefs had been first on the rating sheet, grabbing their first probability after half-hour and transformed.

Nkosilathi Ncube calmly transformed after making an clever run on the left wing to faucet the ball residence from a pleasant cross whipped in by Mthokozisi Msebe, as Sheasham defenders fumbled.

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Amakhosi stored their lead, going into the half-time break.

There was nothing to put in writing residence about within the early exchanges of the second stanza, till the house aspect restored parity via Thubelihle Jubane, who beat Isaah Ali with a rasping shot from exterior the field within the sixty fourth minute, after receiving a weak clearance by Malvin Mkolo.

The boiling level of the match got here within the 89th minute when referee Thabani Bamala denied Bulawayo Chiefs what regarded like a penalty when defender Collin Kwaramba crudely clipped Billy Veremu’s ankles within the field, because the ball rolled out of play.

On the counter, Sheasham went on to attain the successful purpose, albeit, controversially. Hilary Bakacheza darted the ball residence from what regarded like a transparent offside place, however Kusosa stored his flag down.

That call caught the ire of the Bulawayo Chiefs officers because the purpose positioned the match past their attain, shedding their second match on the bounce.

After the match, Bulawayo Chiefs coach Johannes Nhumwa was furious, and was unable to provide a post-match remark as a consequence of anger.

His counterpart, Lizwe Sweswe, was happy together with his males’s preventing spirit.

“This win means rather a lot to us. We would have liked the factors particularly because the league slowly strikes in the direction of the tip,” stated Sweswe.

“We weren’t ourselves when it comes to shifting the ball. What we needed was somewhat little bit of persistence when it comes to shifting the ball.

“We got here again as a modified group within the second half. It paid for us. We had the preventing spirit and we bought the purpose on the finish.

“We’re nonetheless preventing. Each recreation is essential. We’re left with eight video games, and lots of groups are preventing for survival. It’s nonetheless recreation on.”


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