Manondo, Vengesayi inspire Harare City to second Chibuku Super Cup title

William Manondo scored a brace in two minutes of the second half as Harare City beat How Mine 3-1 in the final of Chibuku Super Cup at Rufaro Stadium in Harare

How Mine dominated the game for long periods but it was three sucker punch goals in seven minutes first from Farai Madhanhanga who met a cross from Martin Vengesayi to head into the goal that handed the title to City.

Vengesayi then took advantage of a defensive lapse to set up William Manondo to tap in past Donovan Bernard.

Madhananga turned provider sending in a cross to Manondo to head the ball in to kill off the How Mine challenge.

Peter Rio Moyo then scored with five minutes to go but there was always too much to do for How Mine.

Said winning coach Philani Ncube

In the first half we struggled but I was amazed by the way the players turned up in the second half. The game is not about how you play but the result.

About whether Harare City will take part in the Caf Confederations Cup:

We would like to take part in continental competitions but it is an administrative and executive decision.

Losing coach Kelvin Kaindu blamed the loss on the club’s financial woes:

Very disappointed after we dominated and we lost because Harare City capitalised on our mistakes. I always say it is hard for a player to concentrate when he has to worry about a kombi to get to the game so he will make mistakes but I am proud of my players.

It is the second title for Harare City after they clinched it in 2015.