Chicken Inn coach, Joey Antipas was left deflated following a 2-1 loss at home to Harare City in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at Luveve Stadium on Saturday.
Speaking to the media after the match, Antipas said:
It was a bad day in the office. Going 2-1 at home is very disappointing but we will have to lift up ourselves. In the first half, Harare City was fast as compared to us in the first half.
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In the second half we came out the better side but there are some things that we did not do right to beat our opponents who were one man short.
His opposite number, Mark Harrison said that the win over the Gamecock could be a turning point for the Sunshine Boys. He said:
It’s a big win over against one of the best teams in the league. We have been inconsistent but I told the boys that could be a defining game in our campaign.
Harare City scored twice in the first half after Ishmael Wadi found the opener in the 22nd minute and with Kudakwashe Musharu striking 13 minutes later.
However, Harare City’s forward Jerry Chipangura was shown a red card in the 53rd minute after receiving two bookable offences.
The Gamecocks got their consolation goal on 60 minutes courtesy of a Malvin Gaki strike which beat Maxwell Nyamupangedengu who was in goal for Harare City.
Meanwhile, Chicken Inn remain on top of the log with 22 points after nearest rivals Caps United and FC Platinum failed to win their matches.
Chicken Inn: B Donovan, J Moses, G Goddard, X Ndlovu, S Ndlovu, P Dube, S Munawa (M Gaki 57th min), V Kadonzvo (I Mucheneka 57th min), C Matawu, C Augusto, B Amidu (O Tarumbwa 64thin)
Harare City: M Nyamupangedengu, M Machazane, C Mujuru, M Nyenye Diro, T Chimwemwe, J Chipangura, M Muchenje, T Tavengwa, K Musharu (M Vengesayi 69th), I Wadi (R Uchena 64th min), T Tumba (T Pio 66th min)