Benhilda Chauruka, Reporter
Bulawayo Chiefs ladies team Amakhosikazi began their season in the Southern Region Division One women football league on a high note by defeating ZRP by 6 goals to nil.
The encounter was the first game of the season and it was played at Chiefs Village.
Nobuhle Majika made Amakhosikazi’s intentions crystal clear, as she was catalysing the Amakhosikazi attack. She showed her experience and proved why she was once in national team colours.
It was a one way traffic for the opening ten minutes of the game with the home team proving difficult for the police side.
Patience Ndlovu made her presence felt in the early stages of the game as she dribbled past the whole of the ZRP’s defence and found herself in front of the keeper. Ndlovu then decided to pull back the ball for the incoming Lauryn Mupasi who fired her shot off the target.
The two would combine again moments later and this time Mupasi did not make the earlier mistake as she managed to put her side one nil up.
Dubbed to be the next national team star, Ndlovu was having an afternoon of her life as she was frequently finding herself inside the box and causing headaches for ZRP.
Amakhosikazi showed lovely display of positional football as they exchanged passes like they were on the training ground. The tale was already known that it was going to be a day to forget for the visitors.
Mupasi almost found her double of the afternoon but the ZRP goal minder prevented her from scoring. Diving for the ball like how the police officers dive when catching a fleeing thief.
Mupasi was not to be denied her brace as she hit a world class screamer to leave the keeper helpless between the goal. At the same time she ensured that Amakhosikazi went to halftime with a two goal cushion.
The second half was highlighted by Nomqhele Donga who scored two goals in quick succession.
It was a click click bang from the substitute who left the crowd begging for more.
As that was not enough, Mupasi added the fourth one and got her third of the afternoon. Surely it was a huge mountain to climb for the visitors.
Ndlovu added salt to the visitor’s wounder as she scored the sixth goal. This was the final nail to the coffin as the referee signalled the end of the game.
Amakhosikazi coach Evans Netha was a delighted man as he acknowledged how crucial the first three games will be for the team.
“First three games are crucial when the league is starting, so we are happy with the three points,” said Netha.
The women’s league continues next week. Amakhosikazi will be away for the coming game.
- Bulawayo Chiefs Media