The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) side Black Rhinos Queens beat Auckland Queens 3-nil in Bindura to stretch their unbeaten run in the Zimbabwe Women’s Football Soccer League to 18 matches.
Black Rhinos Queens have dropped only two points following a draw played out against Correctional Services Queens so far.
Goals by Felistas Muzongondi, Emmaculate Msipa and Mavis Chirandu secured all three points for the log leaders going into the second half of the season.
In another weekend fixture, ZRP Harare Province lost to Harare City Queens 2-1 at Morgan High School in Harare.
The win by Harare City Queens, who were inactive for a month due to the Women’s COSAFA tournament which was being played in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, ensured they remain within shouting distance of the leaders Black Rhinos and second placed Correctional Services Queens.
Goals by veterans, Lilian Masase and Ruvimbo Mutyavaviri ensured they collected maximum points against a stubborn ZRP Queens.
ZRP Harare Province head coach, Terrence Kambuwa expressed disappointment after conceding a goal in the final minute of the match.
“I am disappointed to lose, it is back to the drawing board. Our failure to contain Harare City in the dying stroke of the match cost us the match,” he said.
Harare City head coach, Rosemary Mugadza was happy with the win despite the lengthy lay off and bumpy pitch which made the ball difficult to control.
“I am happy to win this one, it was a tough match considering we have not played for almost a month. It was a difficult surface to play on, even the Mighty Warriors struggled to play on heavy pitches at COSAFA. Going forward, we hope for a new executive running women’s football, more sponsorship and eventually an improvement in the women’s game,” she said.
Mutare’s Faith Drive Queens drew 2-2 with ZRP Queens, while Cyclone Stars lost 1-nil to Correctional Services Queens.
In form Mighty Warriors striker, Berita Kabwe scored the all important goal.