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By Bhora Afrika

Usually, when players and the technical team are called for an urgent meeting after the team’s heavy loss, particularly at home, the situation is not pleasing.

But it was a different story for premier league returnees Hwange FC whose executive called for a meeting only to applaud the team’s performance after a good start to the 2023 Premier Soccer League season.

It was a day after the Coalminers were humiliated by Bulawayo Chiefs following a 0-3 defeat in their backyard Colliery Stadium which was reopened last week after being cleared by ZIFA’s First Instance Body to once again host top flight football in nearly four years.

The estimated 15 000 capacitor was last used in the premier league in 2019 when Hwange beat ZPC Kariba 1-0.

The stadium has been out of use since then after failing to meet the minimum stadium requirements by ZIFA to host domestic top flight league matches.

After forty months without top flight football in the mining town, Hwange’s ‘homecoming’ turned out to be a disappointment.

Goals from Nkosilathi Ncube, Ayanda Ncube and Nixon Gama handed Chipangano their first home loss and biggest defeat so far this season.

But the club’s hierarchy is said not to have been fazed out by the team’s heavy loss in its first game at home.

An insider told bhorafrika.com that the executive which addressed players and members of the technical team during a meeting held Monday, is placing its faith in the Nation Dube coached side.

In fact, they are elated with the team’s performance so far.

They surprisingly gave each player and technical members an undisclosed amount as a token of appreciation for the team’s positive start this campaign.

Hwange are 11th on the log standings with 10 points, five behind log leaders Highlanders and second placed Caps United who have 15 points each.

Chipangano have won three, drew one and lost four in eight outings.

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