Moffat Mungazi and Freedom Mutanda
GREENFUEL made the most of home advantage to dismiss Sheasham 1-0 in a battle of debutants in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played on Saturday at the GreenFuel Sports Arena to maintain their spot in the top half of the log standings.
A sizeable crowd watched the match as the Chisumbanje venue hosted a top-flight league game for the first time in history.
Collins Dhuwa’s first half dipping strike in the 23rd minute secured all three points for the Ethanol Boys in a tightly contested duel, to pick their third win in five matches.
The result takes GreenFuel’s points tally to 29 from 22 matches. They are in eight place on the 18-team table.
The Chisumbanje outfit’s coach Rodwell Dhlakama hailed his charges for managing the game well.
“This was a tough match and what was important was managing the game, which we did well. Getting maximum points is a good result for us. However, we are now focusing on our next game and our target is earn points again,” said Dhlakama.
Dhlakama has overseen an impressive transformation of GreenFuel since taking over and has shepherded them from struggling with the relegation dog fight to climbing into a respectable position on the ladder.
His Sheasham counterpart, Lizwe Sweswe conceded defeat.
“The boys played well but we conceded a soft goal. The injury challenges we have in our squad is also affecting us,” he said.