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Chapungu pressure mounts

Evidence Chipadza

Chapungu coach Tendai Chikuni is at the centre stage of a disgruntled section of fanatics after an inconsistent run of form after losing 1-0 to Madamburo boys and dropping two more points in a tough clash against Highlanders 1-1 recently.
Fortunes seem not to be in their favour this season with the way things have been turning out for the Waru Waru boys, however supporters, seem to be losing patience with the coach and the management as they demand results.
The Waru waru have been in poor form especially away from home with only two wins so far and winning one game at what should be their fortress.
Mtigo was disappointed after losing a number of chances against opponents that have been good this year.
“It’s a very disappointing result for us after trying hard to get the three points. But we tried our best especially in the first half when we had some good chances.
“It’s a game where we missed and I am not complaining about the play because at least we adjusted very well to the conditions of the pitch. We struggled a bit in terms of making the game flow but we hope to improve in the next games we will face,” said Mtigo.
Chapungu went ahead in the 21st minute when alert attacking midfielder Bruno Mtigo intercepted a weak back pass by Peter Muduhwa intended for goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda and slotted home at the second attempt after his initial shot was blocked by the ‘keeper.
Highlanders equalised in the 68th minute through midfielder Adrian Silla, who headed home a MacClive Phiri cross from the right to calm the nerves of Bosso’s increasingly restless faithful.
Chapungu are still stumbling in the relegation battle with 13 points from 14 games.
With Chikuni in charge of the boys he could be feeling the pressure as he also battles to save his job after taking over the reins from his former predecessor John Nyikadzino.
In an interview with Chapungu spokesperson, Tawanda Zowa said that drawing with Highlanders was a fair result to them.
“Our game against Highlanders was a game of two halves, we dominated in the first half and Highlanders dominated the second half. I think a draw is a fair result. Highlanders are a formidable opponent and we I think the boys did their best to salvage a result,” said Zowa.

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