Ngezi Platinum Stars coach Erol Akbay was satisfied with a point in the 0-0 draw against FC Platinum at Baobab Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking to the media after the match, the Dutch tactician claimed that if his charges manage to replicate such performances, the club will be fighting for the title. Said Akbay:
We should have won the match in the first half but again we failed to convert some chances.
I think this was a fair result, we had our chances and we failed to convert. They had their chances, they failed to convert but with this performance, I think we will be back where we belong, that is at the top.
Meanwhile FC Platinum coach, Norman Mapeza blamed fatigue for his side’s failure to win the match. He said:
It’s been two years of non-stop football and I will say well done to the boys they did well.
We still want to win the league and we cannot talk about a four-point gap now, maybe when we are left with three games.
Ngezi Platinum dominated the first 15 minutes of the match with Donald Teguru and Michael Charamba failing to convert clear-cut chances.
As the game wore on, FC Platinum found some rhythm and the match became a balanced affair.
However, Devon Chafa failed to convert twice for the champions in the 35th and 37th minutes after he found some space in front of the Ngezi goal.
Ngezi Platinum Stars: N Chadya, P Moyo, N Ketala, F Makarati, K Murera, X Moyo, B Mushunje, D Teguru, M Charamba, M Mushonga, D Teguru
FC Platinum: F Tizayi, Gift Mbwete, G Bello, K Moyo, E Moyo, K Madzongwe, F Madhanhanga, D Chafa, R Kutsanzira, A Sadiki, A Eonde.
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