BULAWAYO – How Mine eased to a convincing 4-0 over visiting Zanzibar outfit Chouni FC at Barbourfields Stadium in an African Confederations Cup preliminary round qualifier on Saturday.
Chikurupati scored through double scorer Kuda Musharu, Mernard Mupera and Warren Dube to put one foot in the next stage of the competition.
The score line could have been bigger had the gold miners been sharper in front of goal in the early stages of the game when their players took turns to miss the target despite dominating proceedings.
How Mine coach Philani Ncube said: “”I am happy with the result although I would have been happier had we scored more goals and we have to do our home work properly when we play away in the second leg because we cannot afford to rest on our laurels as they (Chuoni) can also score four goals in their backyard.”
The second leg will be played in Zanzibar next weekend and How Mine will have to watch out for bustling Chuoni striker George Thomas Mokoba, who was responsible for all their attempts at goal throughout the match. Daily News
How Mine: Ephraim Mazarura, Morris Kadzola, Terrence Majo, George Magariro, Nyasha Mukumbi, Mernard Mupera, Edmore Muzanhenhano (Emmanuel Mandiranga 40 min), Thembani Masuku (Xolisani Moyo 82nd), Warren Dube, Kuda Musharu, Timothy January (James Chitereki 70 min).
Chuoni FC: Ahmed Ali Suleiman, Saleh Hamad Mohamed, Mwinyi Hadj Ngwali, Ahmed Mohamed Salum (Abraham Said Mohamed 57min), Adam Hamad Othman, Mocka Shabban Msafari, George Thomas Mokoba, Hamed Mshamata Makame (Yusef Mohamed Ali 59 min), Amour Bakar Ali, Ame Ali Amour, Hussein Khamis.