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Shariwa vows to soldier on after Buffaloes defeat

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Shariwa vows to soldier on after Buffaloes defeat

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EBENEZER PAZORORA
MIRROR REPORTER


MASVINGO – FC Wangu Mazodze gaffer, Takura Shariwa has conceded that his players lack skill and stamina needed in the competitive Division 1 league after they lost 2-1 to army side Buffaloes FC last Saturday.
The game was played at Show ground Stadium in Mutare. Shariwa believes that although the team is playing well and picking up crucial points; it lacks endurance and professional soupçon.


The Mirror got a chance to speak to Shariwa, who said he is not giving up on his team and is in the process of molding them into quality Division 1 players. He however, lamented lack of a professional touch in his team.
“It was a game of missed chances since we had an upper hand but we missed numerous chances. Despite the loss the boys played well. It’s sad we didn’t manage to win this game, but I assure you that we will be better in our next game against Manica Juniors FC,” said Shariwa.


This was the first time that FC Wangu Mazodze dropped three points since Shariwa took over early this year. The Kingdom boys as FC Wangu Mazodze is affectionately known by its legions of fans spent the first quarter of the pacey game missing numerous chances.
However, their efforts were awarded 20 minutes into the game when Albert Zvarungu buried a cross from Edward Mafa. Buffalos FC managed to weather the storm and levelled the scoreline against the run of play eight minutes later.


FC Wangu Mazodze continued to pile pressure on the army men but failed to break the water tight Buffaloes FC defence and thwart Buffaloes goalkeeper who was forced to make several acrobatic saves.
Buffaloes continued to launch sporadic counterattacks and they were rewarded in 62 minutes when a Buffaloes striker powered home a screamer from outside the 18 area to give the hosts a lead. The army side played their hearts out to defend their lead until the final whistle and collected maximum points.
FC Wangu Mazodze have played 14 games so far of the ZIFA Eastern Region Soccer League with four wins, three draws and six defeats and has amassed 18 points so far. Meanwhile, Buffaloes FC has played 14 games with five wins, six draws and three defeats which give them 21 points. https://masvingomirror.com/

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