Lucky Buasi of Arsenal and Rudzani Musina of Harts go for the ball.
Spectators saw a feast of goals when Madombidzha Arsenal gave Midoroni Real Hearts a 4-0 drubbing in their Safa SAB MMK Administrators match at the packed Midoroni grounds on Sunday.
Real Hearts managed to match Arsenal pound for pound in the early minutes, but their fighting spirit vanished with time. Arsenal could have scored more than a dozen goals, had they managed to convert all their chances.
The game was characterized by rough tackles in the first half. Arsenal scored their first goal after Sam Mukhumeni dished a well-cooked pass to Lucky Buasi, who scored after a scramble for the ball within the box. Real Hearts did not stop fighting, despite conceding an early goal. They created numerous scoring opportunities, but their strikers let them down by shooting aimlessly from close range. Arsenal increased the margin in the 28th minute. Hulisani Mbodi found the net after a neat pass from Rudzani Rambau.
In the second half, Arsenal were dictating terms in all departments. The midfielder-cum-striker for Arsenal, Talifhani Mbelengwa, was booked for wasting time in the 58th minute. Thabo Matuba received a loose ball from the left corner and beat the Real Hearts keeper, Bernard Mulaudzi, with a ground cutter.
Rudzani Rambau scored his team’s fourth goal by sending the keeper the wrong way with a close-range half volley after he beat the off-side trap. Hearts were awarded a penalty after Eric Sefularo was rough on Nditsheni Sikhwari. Tambulani Sithari, however, shot straight into the hands of the keeper, Emmanuel Ngwana.
Date:13 December 2018 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.