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BINDURA United coach John Wiro has attributed the team’s early success to hard work after they moved into second place in the World Navi Northern Region Division One soccer league over the weekend. Bindura have been occupying third place for the past weeks and on Saturday they dismissed DC Academy 2-1 at Chipadze to ease into second position, replacing Flame Lily who lost their game against Mushowani in a top-of-the-table clash.

Daniel Kamunhenga and Tendai Mujaji scored for Bindura in the second half.

DC Academy were the first to score in the first half through Carlos Rusere, but BU came back a determined team after the break and turned the tables on their opponents.

Wiro believes his side played well in this tightly-contested match and saluted his men for a job well done.

“As a coach and as a team we feel great. Moving into second position means we are not just a club, but we are an institution and we need to work hard,” said Wiro.

“As a team, we feel honoured by being in second position which shows we are doing well.

“The players played well irrespective of the fact that we conceded an early goal in the first half. They worked hard in the second half and we had to make some substitutions and it paid dividends.

“We are working according to our plan and our plan is to avoid relegation.”

Bottom club Chegutu Pirates crashed to a 0-3 defeat at the hands of Ngezi Platinum at Baobab.

Pirates are languishing on the basement of the table with just three points from seven games and coach Tavaka Gumbo blamed his defence for the big loss.

“It was a good game. The unfortunate part is we lost through defensive blunders. We conceded three soft balls but we played a nice game.

“The team is not bad, it’s a good team but what’s left is for us to push for a win. This week we are playing Flame Lily and we are going to fight,” said Gumbo.

Gumbo admitted that his side needed to reverse the tide but indicated that they have been facing some financial challenges and this was affecting their performance.

“Of course, just like any other coach if you are not winning you will have pressure but the good thing is everyone knows the reason why results are not coming.

“Things are beginning to shape up but on a slow pace, that was our major challenge,” said Gumbo.

After seven games Pirates have not won a single game and for a team that impressed last season, this has been a poor campaign.

Dstv Rangers went to Karoi needing to collect maximum points, but could only get one after a goalless draw at Chikangwe.

Coach Elvis “Chuchu” Chiweshe knows that his men need to win games to get their campaign back on track.

Source : The Herald