MUTARE - How Mine held off a late Buffaloes onslaught to force a deserved one-all draw in an evenly contested Castle Lager Premiership encounter here yesterday.
Watungwa-watungwa had taken the lead in the third minute through a Farai Banda penalty after a goal bound Lloyd Katongonmara was hacked from behind by Tapuwa Kumbuyani.
Luke Masomere’s side drew level in the 31st minute when forward Godfrey Nguwodzawo towered over a Buffaloes defence to head home a corner.
Both coaches were however happy not to lose.
“I’m happy with my team’s performance… I don’t agree that we played below expectations because Highlanders came here and drew and so did Harare City and CAPS United,” he said.
“There are no big names at How Mine, the only big name is the doctor himself. All the players know that they have to fight hard to get results,”
Saul Chaminuka, who is returning to Buffaloes for a second spell and was clobbered 1-4 in his first game in charge by FC Platinum, was relieved to have picked up a point at home.
“We created more chances in this game but failed to convert which was again our problem last time out but this is an area we are working on. Two to three weeks from now we will be converting our chances,” Chaminuka said.