HARARE – Motor Action’s 14-year flirtation with Castle Premiership came to an end on Saturday after they were relegated following a 2-0 defeat to Black Rhinos.
The Mighty Bulls arrived on the scene back in 2000 when Eric Rosen bought the franchise of the defunct Blackpool.
Saturday will go down as a sad day for local football as it was only in 2010, Motor Action were celebrating their first league title around this same time.
Going into the match, the Mighty Bulls needed a win to take their fight against relegation to the last game of the season.
Their resilience was, however, broken by Lot Chiunga’s first half striker and a goal from Brighton Mugoni that ensured the soldiers live to fight another day.
After the match Motor Action technical advisor David George mourned missed chances in their previous games.
“It happens in football. We have been creating too many chances and wasting them. And like I said before we should have won some of the matches which we lost,” George said
“There always comes a time when it will happen to you in life. We did well but were poor in front of the goal.
“For my future, I am going to decide after the end of the season. There is nothing we can do because we tried our best, however, the young players which we acquire in the mid-season window played well.”
Premiership newcomers, Tripple B were also relegated on Saturday after going down 5-0 at home in Beitbridge to Triangle.
Triangle roamed to victory with the goals from Courage Denias, Walter Mukanga, Limted Chikafa, Musheck Mburayi and Pasca Manhanga.
After the match the winning coach Gishon Ntini was in cloud on nine.
“This result shows our quality; recording the biggest win of the season away from home is a remarkable achievement,” Ntini said.
“We have now avoided relegation and we are now looking at ending the campaign on a respectable position (in the top half).
Tripple B coach Peter Manoti blamed the defeat on the injuries to a number of his key men.
“We have been relegated. We didn’t have depth in our squad; most of our players were not available due to injuries and one was on suspension,” Manoti said.