Soldiers robbed

Soldiers robbed
Published: 22 October 2018 (251 Views)
DYNAMOS captain Marshall Machazane scored a controversial injury time winner to help his side edge Black Rhinos 2-1 at Rufaro yesterday and increase their chances of surviving relegation.

DeMbare, who were desperate for the win, remain 11th on the standings.

Video evidence proved Machazane used his hands to guide an Emmanuel Mandiranga corner kick past the goalkeeper.

Rhinos players charged towards the assistant referee who had initially raised his flag before putting it down after referee Josiah Masimira pointed to the centre.

Their coach Herbert Maruwa had to intervene and ordered them to continue with the match as they wanted to walk out.

They, however, refused to kick the ball and later kicked it to the stands.

After the referee blew the final whistle, they charged towards him and again Maruwa had intervene as one of his players poked the referee as police intervened with dogs to lead the officials to safety.

Chauya Chipembere canceled a DeMbare first half goal from a set piece just outside the box nine minutes to full time.

The Rhinos coach expressed his anger in post-match interview saying the officiating reflects a 'sad situation' for local football.

Maruwa said Machazane scored with both hands but the referee decided to let the goal stand.

"It was a very good game from the boys but someone ended up deciding the game . . . I'm very (very) sad

"Sometimes these are things we can't control but it's very (very) sad. I don't know where are we going (sic) with our football in Zimbabwe," said Maruwa.

Maruwa said the DeMbare captain used his two hands to grab the winner but the referee chose to ignore.

"Someone can leave such a thing, I don't normally complain to the referee but the way he did, he (Machazane) used two hands not one, two hands to score then someone just ignored for the sake of maybe it's a big club. We are not going anywhere.

He also revealed what he told the referee when he rushed to him after the final whistle.

"I was trying to protect him, and I was telling him what he did is not good for our football and to stop my boys from attacking him," said Maruwa.

Dynamos coach Lloyd Chigove was, however, happy with the result and said he leaves such decisions to the referees.

"Well, from where I was seated I thought he bundled the ball across the line, probably Rhinos saw it differently I cannot comment and I think that is for the referee to decide.

". . . People might want to complain but usually when you concede very late in the game it leaves a bitter taste," he said.
He rather praised his charges for the fighting spirit saying they need such character at a time they are fighting relegation.

"I think it reflects the character of the team at this current moment, they are willing to fight till the end. "They could have been satisfied with a point but at the death, we threw all our men forward into the box and got the winner. That is a sign of character indeed, especially at this time when we are in murky waters," he said.

"Coming into this match we had a depleted squad, we had to make do and introduce youngster Tatenda Muringani who had not tasted Premier League football all for the past two seasons and you still manage to play against a tricky Rhinos, they are no pushovers, they have doing very well. If we work well with these boys and get the combinations right, we can match anyone in the league," he added.

- hmetro

Tags: soldiers, robbed, army,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Knox Mutizwa wins August Goal of the Month award

by kickoff | 05 November 2018 | 1033 Views

BREAKING: Gandawa on the run

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1982 Views

Econet cannot distribute Kwese TV content to Zimbabwean viewers

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1514 Views

Shoot-out robbers arrested

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1528 Views

Mnangagwa ally warns economic saboteurs

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1478 Views

Chamisa mobilises supporters for mass protests

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1262 Views

LISTEN: Acie Lumumba speaks on how he got paid

by Staff Reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1045 Views

Dzamara speak on Zanu-PF fights

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 1011 Views

Minister Raj Modi Modi donates salary

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 862 Views

'I am a Trillionaire' Magaya says

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 1381 Views

Supermarkets to be blacklisted over cooking oil

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 827 Views

UK army to recruit from Commonwealth

by BBC | 05 November 2018 | 921 Views

Magaya opens up on arrest

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 931 Views

Kambarami is still 'Deputy Mayor'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 771 Views

'Import ban must not go beyond December 21'

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 852 Views

Prophet Magaya puts fresh spin to arrest

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 882 Views

Chamisa's sign language interpreters get thumps up

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 866 Views

Mnangagwa to review Mthuli Ncube's 2% tax again

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 832 Views

Lumumba to be probed by ZAAC?

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 608 Views

Dzamara speak on ZANU PF fights

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 578 Views

Zimbabwe as a new gateway into Africa

by Minister of Finance Prof Mthuli Ncube | 05 November 2018 | 849 Views

Chiwenga's ex-wife looted millions

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 1233 Views

We are our own worst enemies

by Mapozho Saruchera | 05 November 2018 | 896 Views

Mnangagwa to deal with unexplained wealth and bank deposits

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 812 Views

WATCH: Chiwenga talks about Prophet Walter Magaya's lipstick

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 804 Views

Lumumba Saga takes new twist....War vets bay for Mutsvangwa's blood

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 871 Views

Chamisa demands Presidency

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 761 Views

Zimbabwean teachers miss out on New Zealand opportunity

by Staff Writer | 05 November 2018 | 706 Views

Zimbabwe to introduce e-provisional driver's exams

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 752 Views

Zimbabwe to supply water to South Africa

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 750 Views

Mnangagwa claims that 'good times will soon roll'

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 716 Views

Zimbabwe as a new gateway into Africa

by Hon. Prof Mthuli Ncube | 05 November 2018 | 845 Views

Chiyangwa appoint Karikoga Kaseke

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 717 Views

ZCTU demo: Ruling today

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 667 Views

Missing cop found dead

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 811 Views

Tagwirei marries long-time girlfriend

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1266 Views

Zimbabwe relaxes maternity leave entitlement

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 776 Views

Zimbabwe to receive drugs, ambulances from India

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 699 Views