CHICKEN Inn coach Rahman Gumbo read the riot act to his players ahead of last Sunday’s away trip to Hwange, reprimanding them for complacency which is threatening their championship cause.
Gumbo was livid at his charges following a subdued midweek performance that saw the 2015 league champions being downed 0-1 by Premiership returnees Black Rhinos at Luveve Stadium.
Chicken Inn players clearly underrated Rhinos only to try and raise their game towards the halfway stage of the first half after realising that their opponents were not pushovers.
But by then, Rhinos were in control of the game resulting in Chicken Inn players being frustrated and picking up a number of unnecessary yellow cards.
Gumbo said he had to rein in his players and is happy with their response.
“I made it clear that I don’t tolerate indiscipline. Against Black Rhinos we picked up so many yellow cards as well as a red card and I can’t have that in my team. I think whatever we spoke about after our loss to Black Rhinos sunk in their minds and as professionals I expect them to deliver,” he said.
A priceless goal by Chris Samakweri on the stroke of half time clinched three points for visiting Chicken Inn in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at the Colliery Stadium yesterday.
The coalminers have now gone for 270 minutes of football without a win at their once feared home ground and they are yet to score at the Colliery Stadium.
Chicken Inn, who went into the match bruised following a midweek loss to Black Rhinos, were the first to settle and could have grabbed the opening goal inside the first minute had striker Obidiah Tarumbwa not directed his effort off target from inside the box under no challenge at all.
BLACK Rhinos made a giant leap on the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League table moving from eighth to second after punishing former champions Chicken Inn at Luveve Stadium yesterday.
The army side produced a disciplined performance and made 10 men Chicken Inn pay dearly for underrating them.
Rhinos got the important goal to secure maximum points 10 minutes into the second half through an overhead strike by Cliff Chitsamba following a good build-up.
Chitsamba reacted quickly to a Benjamin Marere chest-controlled ball off a Milton Kureva cross from the left and beat Chicken Inn goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze.
While Rhinos coach Stanford Stix Mtizwa was happy with his team’s performance, his Chicken Inn counterpart Rahman Gumbo was livid at his charges for their subdued show
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