Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Dynamos …………… (0) 1

ZPC Kariba ………….. 0

DENVER Mukamba marked his return to Dynamos with an eye-catching performance that helped the Glamour Boys edge ZPC Kariba in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Rufaro on Sunday.

Emmanuel Mandiranga flicked home a curling Ocean Mushure free-kick for the only goal of the afternoon, nine minutes after the restart, to give DeMbare their first win in the second half of the season.

The Glamour Boys, who took their points-tally to 25 in 21 matches after leapfrogging Bulawayo Chiefs into 12th in the process, were coming from a prolonged three-week break.

This followed the PSL’s decision to shelve their Battle of Zimbabwe showdown against Highlanders.

And coach Lloyd Mutasa threw two of his prodigal sons, Mukamba and Brett Amidu, into the fray along with Mushure who last saw action more than six weeks ago.

His faith in the trio paid dividends as they gave him, and manager Richard Chihoro, perfect birthday presents.

Mutasa turned 51 on Thursday last week while Chihoro celebrated his 62nd birthday yesterday.

Mukamba returned from a brief loan spell at CAPS United after the Green Machine terminated the one-year marriage with the midfielder just halfway through because of the bad boy’s wild behaviour.

He had been forced to join DeMbare’s ultimate rivals by Mutasa after the two had a nasty fall-out during the off-season.

But there was no tension showing between the two yesterday as Mukamba decided to gloss the reunion with his coach with one of his best performance since returning from a stint in South Africa.

The 26-year old was just unfortunate not to cap the good show with a goal, thanks to the Kariba side’s impressive goalkeeper Takabva Mawaya, who incredibly, spread his body to deny the former Bidvest player from point-blank range, seventeen minutes into the game.

The ‘keeper then followed that with an acrobatic save to stop the ex-Warriors man’s angled free-kick 10 minutes later.

Mukamba was initiating all the raids in the guests’ area and it was a combination of Mawaya’s heroics and some blunt shooting that carried the game to the break on level terms.

Premiership’s leading scorer David Temwanjira should also have done justice to some good passes he received in the box towards the end of the first stanza. Mutasa was all praises for Mukamba and hoped the midfielder will concentrate on reviving his career.

“I am quite impressed by how Denver (Mukamba) played. This is our first win in the second half of the season and I am very happy we collected three points although it wasn’t easy,” said Mutasa.

“Denver is a good player and I am convinced that if he concentrates, like what he has been doing over the past weeks, he will be back to his best.

“He played well and I would like to commend my boys for showing character. It’s not easy to handle pressure, especially given that we were coming from a dry spell.

“I would like to salute my boys.

“They knew the manager (Chihoro) and I were celebrating our birthdays and we couldn’t have asked them more than the three points they gave us.’’

ZPC Kariba coach Godfrey Tamirepi said his team lost it when they allowed Dynamos to settle first.

“We allowed Dynamos to settle first and that’s how we lost it. The biggest challenge we had is that we couldn’t actually keep the ball,” said Tamirepi.

“We were too slow and our movement, with and without the ball, was not good enough.

“We were actually fortunate enough to go the break on level terms.

“We lost a bit of concentration when we came back from the break and the goal they (Dynamos) scored was actually soft to me and you know from that moment we never recovered.’’

ZPC Kariba came into yesterday’s match against the back of an impressive 3-1 victory over Triangle at Nyamhunga last week. And Tamirepi said their inconsistency was disappointing.

“This is not good enough, in as far as consistence, is concerned. We are supposed to post good results consistently. It’s quiet disappointing,” he said.

Dynamos goalkeeper Simbarashe Chinani also played his part in helping his team secure the win yesterday.

He denied Munyaradzi Kunyarimwe for what should have been the equalising goal 10 minutes from time.


Dynamos: S Chinani, B. Moyo, P. Makaha, O. . Mushure, M. Machazane, G. Mukambi, G. Saunyama, B. Amidu (J. Tigere, 74th min), Q. Kangadzi (T. Macheke, 59th min) , E. Mandiranga (P. Mutasa, 83rd min), D. Mukamba.

ZPC Kariba: T. Mawaya, B. Mutukure, M. Kunyarimwe, I. Nekati, S. Appiah, T. Munyanduri (F. Zekumbawira. 69th min) , D. Chakupe (T. Chamboko, 61st min) , M. Demera, B. Zuberi, T. Nyamandwe, D. Temwanjira.

The Herald

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00


Bulawayo Chiefs…… (1) 1
Harare City…………..0

HARARE City became the latest victims of Bulawayo Chiefs when they fell on the road on Sunday at Luveve Stadium courtesy of a solitary Stanley Ngala first half goal in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.

Ngala fired a long range shot in the 35th minute, beating goalkeeper Maxwell Nyamupanedengu, further enhancing Chiefs’ chances of remaining in top-flight football next season.

It was Bulawayo Chiefs’ sixth win of the season and coach Garthly Chipuka was excited, saying he expected that they were going to play a draw against Harare City.

They moved to 26 points with that win.

“This was a very important win for us. The best we were expecting was a draw,” Chipuka said.

Harare City coach Mark Harrison said he must work on changing his boys’ mindset after ending the first half of the season on a high note, but yesterday’s defeat came after they had played five draws.

He said nothing from yesterday’s performance showed the desire to win from his charges didn’t do enough to show that we wanted to win and we gave away a silly goal. We don’t have that thrust we need. The loss is a wake-up call for the players. We have to change our mindset and we have dropped our standard,” Harrison said.

Their best shot at goal was in the 15th minute when Ishmael Wadi’s effort was saved by goalkeeper David Bizabani.

They remained on 32 points after the defeat.

Chiefs could have increased the tally in the second half, with Malvin Mkolo’s header missing the upright in the 53rd minute, while substitute Clement Makamba missed a sitter in the 77th minute picking up on a cross from Farau Matare.


Bulawayo Chiefs: D Bizabani, S Nyahwa, M Mkolo, M Majika, A Tandi, T Muzuva, G Mleya, F Matare, S Ngala (C Makamba 72?), P Chikwende, S Dube

Harare City: M Nyamupanedengu, T Samanja, T Chimwemwe, M Muchenje, M Diro-Nyenye, L Muyambo, D Chimwemwe, K Musharu (W Muvirimi 61?), I Wadi, T Tumba (T Pio 46?), P Kabwe (J Chipangura 46?)

Source: Newsday

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Chicken Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0) 1

Ngezi Platinum Stars . . . . . . . . . . . .(1) 1

Chicken Inn missed out on an opportunity to reduce the deficit between them and the top two when they were held to a draw by visiting Ngezi Platinum Stars in a lively Castle Lager Premier Soccer League contest at Luveve Stadium on Saturday.

Ngezi played the last 24 minutes of the match with 10 players on the field after striker Clive Augusto was sent off for a second bookable offence by referee Munyaradzi Majoni. Augusto was sent for an early shower the last time Madamburo visited the City of Kings, when they lost 1-0 to Bulawayo Chiefs at the same venue in June.

Both teams scored from corner kicks and off headers, Keith Murera finding the target for Ngezi while Moses Jackson equalised for Chicken Inn.

The match was delayed by just over 20 minutes as Ngezi protested against the appointment of assistant Major Mususa, who they claimed is related to FC Platinum official Joseph Mususa. Tonderai Ndiraya, the Ngezi coach felt that the match official could not be impartial. Ndiraya was, however, satisfied with the way the match was handled.

“We discovered that there was a Mususa guy among the panel of referees and as you know we are told the Mususa guy is related to the general manager of FC Platinum so we felt there was a conflict of interest there, we were questioning his impartiality given that scenario,’’ Ndiraya said.

Chicken Inn coach, Joey Antipas was disappointed with the result as he went into the match looking to get the maximum points which would have ensured that they closed the gap between them and Ngezi as well as FC Platinum.

“I thought it was two points dropped especially them being 10-man, I thought that we also seemed like content with the point when I thought we could have put more pressure which didn’t happen. First half we had very good chances of, they were clear cut chances if we had buried those two chances, we could have been in it but it’s the nature of football,’’ Antipas said.

The first half got off to a slow start with both teams struggling to create meaningful goal scoring opportunities. Later on, the match became alive with Chicken Inn getting close within a space of minutes. George Majika, the most impressive player throughout the match took a snap shot at goal in the 36th minute only for his attempt to miss the target.

Obrey Chirinda fluffed a sitter in the 38th minute after some lovely work by Innocent Mucheneka who sent in a cross into the box only for the Castle Lager Player of the Month for July to send his effort over the bar. Moments later veteran striker Obadiah Tarumbwa failed to punish the visitors when he took his time to shoot at goal following a blunder by Ngezi goalkeeper Nelson Chadya.

Chicken Inn were made to pay four minutes before the break, Murera getting the slightest of touches from a Godknows Murwira corner kick to get the ball over the line.

Jackson rose high in the box to head in the equaliser for the Gamecocks six minutes after the break from a Majika corner kick which Ngezi failed to clear from their box.


Chicken Inn: P Zendera, P Bernard, B Nyahunzwi, O Tarumbwa (Mutatiwa 73 mins), J Nyabinde, G Majika (Nasama 85 mins), M Jackson, I Mucheneka, O Chirinda, C Matawu, L Sithole

Ngezi Platinum Stars: N Chadya, T Chipunza, L Chakoroma, K Bulaji, M Mushonga, K Murera, F Mukarati, W Mukanga (Moyo 90+3 mins), J Nguluve (Owusu 77 mins), C Augusto, G Murwira

Source: Sunday News

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Former champions CAPS United remained unbeaten in the second half of the season, but on Saturday they fired blanks against a resilient Herentals as the two teams shared spoils in a dull Castle Lager Premier Soccer league encounter at Rufaro Stadium.

CAPS United missed gilt-edged chances through captain Hardlife Zvirekwi and striker John Zhuwawu, while the miss of the match came from Herentals striker Blessing Majarira late in the match.

Makepekepe coach Lloyd Chitembwe (pictured below) declared his desire for his side to be the best in the second half of the season and in five matches, Makepekepe have drawn four and won once.

“As far as I am concerned, it was a disappointing result considering the way we played, especially last week against Black Rhinos. I thought we were by far the better team. Our application was very good and credit also to Herentals who gave us a very good fight,” Chitembwe said.

“Personally, I think it was just one game in which a lot of things did not go according to plan. We had planned to make it very compact and play between our lines but, obviously we did not have control of that. It was disappointing considering the amount of work we put in.”

For debutants Herentals, it was a valuable point as they bid to stay in the league for another season.

So far they have done extremely well.

“This is a good result for us after going into this match as underdogs. A draw is good for us also looking at our last game where we had to recover from two goals down against Yadah,” Herentals coach Kumbirai Mutiwokuziva said.

“It was a very good job from the boys whereby we didn’t concede a goal and could have won the match had we utilised the very good chances we got.”

Zvirekwi could have given his side the lead with a blistering shot five minutes before the break, but Frank Kuchineyi sprang up to acrobatically tip the ball out for a corner kick.

Zhuwawo had another chance for CAPS United in the 69th minute, but sent his effort wide from inside the box.

Prosper Chigumba, in goals for Makepekepe, then came to his club’s rescue after coming face-to-face with Majarira and winning the duel.


Herentals: F Kuchineyi, B Majarira (T Chitukutuku, 62’), C Mavhurume, P Chota, W Chimbetu, C Chinobva, I Benza (T Benza 80’), B Maungandidze, R Hachiro, W Kapumha, A Majarira

CAPS United: P Chigumba, M Mwanjale, V Musarurwa, M Ncube (T Chiunye, 79’), S Makatuka, C Kamhapa, K Nyamupfukudza (M Katsvairo, 34’), B Muzondiwa (C Munzabwa, 65’), H Zvirekwi, J Zhuwawu

Source: The Standard

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00



YADAH Stars, who conceded two goals in time added on against Herentals in their last game, leaked another late goal at Gibbo to go down to hosts Triangle United on Sunday.

The Miracle Boys appeared on course to beat Herentals as they led 2-0 with the game in added time before they let their opponents strike twice to force an improbable draw.

It was the same story yesterday as the Harare side conceded in time added on to lose this match.

The match appeared heading for a draw before captain Ralph Kawondera headed home substitute Patrick Magegedhla’s cross in time added on.

Nhamo Lameck had scored his ninth goal of the season as Triangle came from behind to win this closely-fought contest.

The game started on a low note with both teams failing to create meaningful chances in the first 40 minutes before veteran striker Ralph Matema made the most of the half chance his side created to chip over the advancing Tapiwa Chilenga to give them the lead.

Yadah’s celebrations were, however, short-lived as Lameck, who is now one goal shy of double figures, equalised three minutes later.

His quick one-two with Delic Murimba was too good for the Yadah defence before he unleashed a low shot which gave former Chiredzi FC goalkeeper Steven Chimusoro no chance.

Triangle started the second half the better side but they could not convert the few chances they created and Chimusoro was the busier of the two ‘keepers.

Phineas Bamusi managed to put one past Chimusoro but an alert defender Byron Madzokere was at the right place to clear from the line in the 75th minute.

Russel Madamombe, who was Triangle’s outstanding player, thought he had given his side the lead in the 78th minute but his rasping effort crashed against the woodwork.

Triangle coach Taurai Mangwiro made two substitutions in the 84th and 86th minutes as he searched for the winner with Collins Dhuwa and Magegedhla coming into the fray.

Yadah coach Thomas Ruzive was not happy with his boys’ lapse in concentration as he felt a point away from home was a fair result.

“Overally my boys played very but I am now worried with the our concentration in the last minutes of the game.

“Last week we conceded a goal in the last three minutes and today we lost it right at the end.’’

Mangwiro was jubilant after finally finding a winning formula ahead of their midweek date with CAPS United.

“It’s one game we came in knowing fully well that what we needed was nothing short of three points.

“We responded well after going behind in the first half.

“This victory will give us confidence and belief going forward and if we can go to CAPS and beat them it means we will be two points ahead of them.

“Our target is, at least, a top-four finish and we have a very good chance of achieving if not surpassing our target.”

Source: The Herald