monomotapa united.jpgThe domestic premiership’s whipping boys Bantu Rovers crashed to yet another defeat, after they went down 3 nil to Monomotapa at Rufaro stadium this afternoon.

Hoping to finally get their act together as league action entered into second round of matches, Bantu began the brighter of the two sides and could have taken the lead as early as the eighth minute had Mkhukuli Moyo been more composed in front of goal.

Richard Choruma however came closest to turning Bantu’s dominance into goals when his ferocious effort rattled off the woodwork in the 46th minute as the game went to half time at nil all.

Whatever Taurai Mangwiro told his charges at the half time break had an immediate impact as predatory striker Charles Chiutsa broke the deadlock in the 48th minute, after latching onto a long ball launched by Tendai Samanja.

 Beginning to dominate play Chiutsa doubled Monomotapa’s lead in the 58th minute, when his well timed run culminated into goal number 2 despite an initial save by Bantu goal minder Liberty Chirava.

The 2008 league champion’s however sealed the game as a contest in the 75th minute when Chiutsa who was on a hat-trick unselfishly squared the ball to his unmarked strike partner Kudakwashe Mhasharu who duly converted with a simple tap in.

After the match Bantu Rover’s head coach was disappointed by his sides failure to convert the chances that came their way in the first half while Monomotapa gaffer Taurai Mangwiro was satisfied by his team’s second half performance.

“We played as a team and we converted the chances that came our way,” said Monos coach.

The 3 nil win lifted Monomotapa from 7th to 5th position on 25 points albeit for 24 hours, while Bantu’s 11th loss this season leaves them rooted at the bottom with only 7 points.

In another encounter at across town at Gwanzura stadium Gunners and Black Mambas drew nil all.