Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

The Premier Soccer League is pleased to announce the first ever international football symposium to be held in Victoria Falls from 10 to 12 October 2019.

The Football Symposium will offer a platform for leading football experts from around the world, football enthusiasts and various stakeholders and fans to discuss, analyse and share ideas on the game's development.

The objectives of the symposium are:

  • To grow and market the PSL football brand
  • To create a networking forum for football stakeholders
  • To share and exchange ideas for the benefit of football and its stakeholders
  • To promote sports tourism

With an international line-up of speakers, including representatives from World Leagues Forum and various heads of international and regional leagues and local experts, this football symposium promises to be an innovative event featuring a series of presentations on Governance, Club Licensing, Sponsorship, Media and Sport Tourism.

These presentations will go a long way towards promoting and improving all aspects of Zimbabwean football through learning from other advanced leagues.

The symposium is open to football clubs, tourism players, financial institutions, other sporting codes, regional leagues, media organisations, football fans, universities and colleges.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

 

Dynamos………………… (1) 1

Triangle………………………. (1) 1

DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya could not hide his frustration at his charges’ lack of desire to collect all three points after battling back from a goal down to settle for a share of the spoils against inform Triangle United at Rufaro Stadium on Saturday.

A spectacular long range volley by Trevor Mavhunga silenced the expectant Vietnam End crowd to hand Triangle the lead on the half-hour mark in this entertaining Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match.

Dynamos, however, showed character to find the equaliser five minutes from the break when midfielder Godknows Murwira’s well-struck free-kick took a deflection from Donald Dzvinyai before squirming past a flat-footed Ronald Mudimu in goal for Triangle.

Triangle, who have now gone for eight league matches without a loss, could have grabbed the winner on the hour mark, but bustling striker Allan Tavarwisa’s header from a point blank range cannoned off the cross bar and bounced back into play with DeMbare goalkeeper Simbarashe Chinani beaten.

As the match opened up towards the end with action swinging from one end to the other, Dynamos seemed content with a draw as they slowed down play, a move which angered Ndiraya.

Ndiraya, who could be seen gesturing to his players to show more desire to win the match said he was disappointed with some of his players’ attitude towards the end of the contest.

“The game was open, it was end-to-end stuff and when it’s your chance to go forward you need to quickly do that but they were clearly taking their time,” Ndiraya said.

“Dynamos is all about urgency especially when you’re playing at home. If you put some little bit of urgency then you can get a result, but it’s some of the things, which we will continue to talk to the boys about. When Dynamos play at home it’s all about hard work and urgency, once you do that you get the crowd behind you, then you can get a result but clearly some of the boys were content with a draw and were slowing things down that’s why I was a bit livid.”

He added: “This is a learning curve for some of these boys and I’m hoping that going forward they will get that into their heads and try and be a little bit quicker and get us a result but overall I’m a little impressed by the draw.”

Dynamos took charge of proceedings at the start with enterprising right back Emmanuel Jalai causing problems for the Triangle defence with his overlapping runs.

The Aces Youth Soccer Academy product had the first shot at goal in the sixth-minute before he won a free-kick on the edge of the box moments later although DeMbare could not make good use of the set-piece.

Dynamos left-back Tinotenda Muringai forced Mudimu into making a save in the 26th minute with a curling free-kick from the right.

Triangle always looked dangerous when going forward and came close to scoring when attacking midfielder Collins Duhwa forced Chinani into making a brilliant save after a close range shot.

Chinani was, however, powerless to stop the Sugar Boys from scoring soon afterwards when Mavhunga’s powerful volley beat him all systems out.

Dynamos almost responded a minute later, but Mudimu produced a brilliant save to deny Simba Nhivi before the looping rebound came off the top of the crossbar.

The home side kept pilling pressure as Mudimu had to be at his best to keep out several dangerous crosses from the Dynamos attack.

Their persistence finally paid dividends when Murwira equalized with a free kick from the left, which took deflection from a Triangle defender before nestling into the net.

Both sides created good scoring opportunities in an evenly balanced second half with Triangle’s Tavarwisa hitting the crossbar, while Jarrison Selemani’s left footed strike came agonisingly close to putting Dynamos ahead.

Nhivi and substitute Ngandu Mangala also had late opportunities to win it for DeMbare, but wasted their opportunities.

Triangle coach Taurai Mangwiro said he was satisfied with a draw although he felt the game was there for the taking.

“To a larger extent, I am happy, but I still feel it was a game that was winnable. Every time we have surged ahead first, we have never gone on to lose matches with the exception of one game against Rhinos two years back. So, I thought we had placed ourselves in a very good position to win it, but somehow Dynamos got the equaliser and in the end, we could not be separated,” Mangwiro said.

Teams:

Dynamos: Simbarashe Chinani, Emmanuel Jalai, Tinotenda Muringai, Godfrey Mukambi, Miunyaradzi Mawadza, Ali Maliselo, Godknows Murwira, Archiford Gutu, Jarrison Selemani (N Mangala, 61), Nigel Katawa (Sean Gona, 78), Simbarashe Nhivi

Triangle: Ronald Mudimu, Obey Mwerahari, Brian Chikwenya, Donald Dzvinyai, Kudzai Chigwida, Trevor Mavhunga, Donald Mudadi (Praise Tonha, 69), Gerald Bero, Allan Tavarwisa, Timothy January (Russel Madamombe, 80), Collin Dhuwa.

Source: The Standard

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Ngezi Platinum Stars……………….(2)2

Harare City…………………………….(0) 0

NGEZI Platinum Stars stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games after first half goals from Bruno Mushunje and inform Donald Teguru helped them beat Harare City in a Castle Premier Soccer League encounter at the Baobab Stadium on Saturday.

The Erol Akbay coached side are yet to lose a league match since a 1-0 loss to ZPC Kariba on May 11 and have now won three matches on the trot.

It’s not looking good for Harare City caretaker coach Mark Mathe who has gone four matches without a win since he took charge of the team after Mark Harrison’s resignation.

The defeat was Harare city’s sixth consecutive match without getting maximum points.

However, Ngezi had to finish the Harare City match with 10 men after captain Frank Makarati was red carded two minutes from full time.

Akbay was not happy with his team’s lack of proficiency in front of goal after missing an avalanche of chances.

“We created 10 to 12 chances but we managed to score only two and as a coach I am disappointed with that. But the way we got the three points I am very happy because we played very good football today. Harare City had no chance to do anything but defensively we also made a lot of mistakes,” he said.

Akbay decided not to rush his new signings including Gerald Takwara and Michelle Katsvairo who were not even on the bench.

Ngezi did not give their visitors a chance to settle as they nosed ahead within two minutes. Midfielder Bruno Mushunje beautifully tucked the ball home on the turn from inside the box after receiving a square ball from Donald Teguru.

Teguru got in on the act doubling the scores in the 18th minute finding the bottom corner.

Kuda Musharu could have halved the arrears halfway through the first half after some good work on the left by Takudzwa Chimwemwe but he dragged his effort agonisingly wide from inside the box.

A moment later livewire winger Shingirai Masukuta drew a brilliant stop from Nelson Chadya after coming face to face with the hosts’ goalkeeper.

Teguru combined well with Mushunje but the latter failed to direct his header unmarked at the edge of the six yard box.

It was clearly not Harare City’s day with the visitors failing to convert a 46th minute penalty. Chadya saved with his legs, a tame Chimwemwe effort.

The spot kick was awarded after Ishmael Wadi was hacked down by Polite Moyo in the first action of the game.

Harare City continued to pile on the pressure in a bid to save the match but they were let off the hook when Teguru failed to beat Kelvin Shangiwa in a one on one situation following a counter attack.

Masukuta stung Chadya’s palms with a powerful rising shot, but it was the Ngezi strikers who took turns to miss chances.

Makarati was shown a straight red card for a double footed lunge on Masukuta two minutes from time.

Teams:

Ngezi Platinum: N Chadya, B Mtigo, M Mlilo (M Nhubu 88’), P Moyo, F Makarati, K Murera, W Makuva, B Mushunje (T Mchisa 90’), D Teguru, T Mabvura (Q Amini 60’), M Mushonga

Harare City: K Shangiwa, M Vengesayi, R Uchena, M Nyenye-Diro (H Chapusha 41’), T Chimwemwe, S Masukuta, W Mukanga (M Mukunga 46’), T Tavengwa, K Musharu (JChipangura 57), I Wadi, C Mujuru.

Source: The Standard

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Highlanders…………………1

Chapungu…………………0