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Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Player Suspensions- Matchday 30

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The following players have each accumulated three yellow cards and shall not participate in their club’s matchday thirty of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League scheduled for 20and 21October 2018.












Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

Shabanie hold Highlanders

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Shabanie Mine………………… (0) 1

Highlanders …………………… (1) 1

Shabanie Mine gave themselves another week or so before they are officially relegated from the Premier League after they held Highlanders at Maglas Stadium on Sunday.

A defeat would have confirmed their demotion, and it looked like it would happen when Gabriel Nyoni gave Highlanders the lead after 23 minutes.

However, the Chinda Boys rallied back with a spirited second half performance, which was rewarded by Fradreck Muza’s goal on the hour mark.

Luck was also on Shabbanie’s side after Adrian Silla failed to convert a penalty to give Highlanders a two-goal lead, with his effort saved by goalie Biggie Temera.

Highlanders assistant coach Mandla Mpofu, who was in charge in the absence of technical manager Madinda Ndlovu, was disappointed with the result.

“We have lost two points and I am disappointed with this result, considering that we were playing against a team deep in the relegation zone. I thought we were the better side throughout the game. We had a good game plan, but sadly we could not walk away with three points.

“We missed a penalty, but I am happy with the way the team is performing. The team is playing as a unit. Next season we will be looking at winning trophies because then, I think the team will be strong enough, to compete for honours,” Mpofu said.

With the draw, Shabanie remained bottom of the standings with 19 points, while Highlanders also remained on sixth with 44 points.

Shabanie Mine gaffer Alexio Sigion heaped praise on his charges for their fighting spirit despite their ever mounting in-house problems.

“Like I said, we will keep fighting until the last game. I know it’s very difficult at the stage we are, but one day things will change for the good. We played well, considering that we were playing a team of high magnitude and we got a point. That alone means a lot to me and the team. Our goal now is to win the remaining matches and see how we end the season,” he said.

Source: Newsday

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Highlanders out of Chibuku

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Harare City . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Highlanders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

WILLIAM MANONDO continued with his fine run of form in the Chibuku Super Cup as he scored his 13th goal of the tournament to propel Harare City Football Club into the semi-finals.

Manondo headed in Gareth Madhaike’s corner-kick in the 28th minute to double Harare City’s lead after Wilfred Muvirimi had put the hosts ahead just six minutes earlier.

Highlanders missed a penalty in the 10th minute when Adrian Silla’s effort was saved by City ‘keeper Maxwell Nyamupangedengu.

Harare City coach Mark Harrison was delighted with the result, praising Manondo for his purple patch.

“The boy’s form in the Chibuku Super Cup shocks me. I am delighted with the win though we were forced to defend, but that is how cup games are,” he said.

His opposite, Madinda Ndlovu, blamed Bosso’s loss on goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda and his defenders.

“We played a team which has a lot of experience, but we conceded soft goals; the first goal being from the near post which is a crime in football — ‘the keeper could have done better.

“The second goal was a free header and again the defenders could have done better. But at the end of the day I think that penalty miss was the turning point in our quest to win the match,” said Ndlovu.

Highlanders had an opportunity to surge ahead in the 10th minute when Nigel Makumbe was brought down by Learnmore Muyambo.

Referee Ruzive did not hesitate to point to the spot but Highlanders central midfielder Silla’s spot-kick was saved by Nyamupanedengu.

Harare City, who were forced to defend deeply in the early stages of the match, scored their first through Muvirimi after 22 minutes.

Manondo then doubled Harare City’s lead, and the visitors came close to reducing the arrears in the 42nd minute but Gabriel Nyoni failed to convert from close range.

Four minutes after the break, Brian Banda unleashed a powerful strike from 35-yards only to be denied by the upright.

Then Highlanders forward Tafadzwa Sibanda saw his effort cleared off the line by City centre-back Hastings Chapusha in the 52nd minute.


Harare City: M Nyamupanedengu, H Chapusha, G Madhaike, M Muchenje, W Manondo, P Mpelele, L Muyambo, R Uchena, I Wadi (T Samanja, 64’), W Muvirimi (K Musharu, 70’), M Gaki ( T Tumba, 59’)

Highlanders: A Sibanda, P Mudhuwa, M Phiri, A Silla, B Banda, M Ndlovu, T Ndlovu, T Sibanda, D Khumalo (N Sianchali, 63’), G Nyoni, N Makumbe

Source: Sunday Mail

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Dynamos march on

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Dynamos…………………(1) 1

Herentals ……………… (1) 1

(Dynamos win 5-4 after penalty shoot-out)

DYNAMOS interim coach Lloyd Chigowe described his goalkeeper Simba Chinani as a shining star after the 23-year-old produced two stunning saves in the penalty shoot-out to usher the struggling Harare soccer giants into Chibuku Super Cup semi-finals at the expense of newboys Herentals at Rufaro on Sunday.

DeMbare were facing certain exit as Herentals prepared to take the decisive spot-kick after winger Emmanuel Mandiranga had crashed the first kick of the tie-break against the upright.

But Chinani brought the fading giants back into the game when he rose to block out Edgar Mhungu’s rising shot from the spot and reignited the wild scenes at Rufaro after some dejected Dynamos fans had already started trooping out of the stadium in frustration.

DeMbare captain Marshal Machazane made no mistake from the first kick of the sudden death.

And with Rufaro now on its feet, Chinani performed another superman show when he dived to his far right and pushed out a low shot from Archmore Majarira to give the Glamour Boys the win.

The celebrations afterwards said it all as the ’keeper paced across the ground with his teammates in tow while their coach Chigowe and his assistant Murape Murape joined the supporters in celebrating a rare win.

This victory in the knock-out tournament could mean much for the Glamour Boys for the remainder of the season as morale had sunk rock bottom in a desperate fight to avoid relegation.

DeMbare were first on target yesterday when Quality Kangadze found the back of the nets after 25 minutes. But they could not hold on to the lead as Herentals equalised from the penalty spot a few minutes later following a dirty piece of defending.

“Obviously, I am relieved because for Dynamos going out in the quarter-finals against newboys Herentals makes big news. So I am naturally elated we survived this one and we live to fight another day,” said the Mbare-born Chigowe.

DeMbare will now join fellow giants CAPS United, Triangle and two-time winners Harare City in the semi-final draw.

Chigowe is hoping the Glamour Boys will get relief from the Chibuku Super Cup following a difficult run in the Castle Lager Premiership.

The DeMbare coach was forced to make some experiments yesterday in the desperate search for a win, with defender Godfrey Mukambi playing a pivotal role in the game-plan after their star player Denver Mukamba had gone AWOL again.

But Herentals refused to be pushed around with DeMbare goalkeeper Chinani, who had been impressive since he took over the reins from Tonderai Mateyaunga, being called in to make some good saves.

Still DeMbare managed to find the opening goal when Kangadze received a good pass from Kudzanayi Dhemere and slotted the ball to the far right of goalkeeper Frank Kuchineyi.

The lead was, however, quickly cut short when James Marufu made a suicidal blunder at the back and his teammate Jimmy Tigere made a clumsy challenge on Archmore Majarira, resulting in referee Lazarus Dirwai awarding a penalty to Herentals.

Herentals’ main striker Blessing Majarira converted from the spot and it was 1-1 with 31 minutes on the board.

DeMbare still continued to push for a winner in the second half and the introduction of Valentine Kadonzvo and Gift Saunyama added the flair that had been lacking in their game.

“The penalty shoot-out is a topsy-turvy affair. Even the best players can let you down on the day because of nerves, not necessarily that they are not good enough and I thought the biggest disappointment was the way we conceded the equaliser because there was really nothing in it.

“In the shoot-out, the man we rely on most and trust most (Mandiranga) hits the cross bar and the goalkeeper we trust to save penalties concedes three consecutive kicks.

“Obviously you are left in no-man’s land. But I’m glad the boys held their nerves and did the job. I thought in the end he came out like a shining star because at the decisive moment he saved us and then he took us to the semi-finals alongside the captain Machazane,” said Chigowe.

Herentals coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva was impressed by his charges performance despite defeat. He said his charges failed to handle the pressure in the penalty shoot-out.

“We did not get the goals that are important in football. This is a cup game and if you don’t score it’s very difficult to win matches. But I would give my boys the thumbs up because this is their first cup game playing against a big team like Dynamos, regardless of their form in the league.

“They are still a big team and we managed very well until we lost it to the penalty shoot-out. It’s just like a lottery.

“The decisive penalty needs lots of confidence and lots of composure, but my youngster Edgar Mhungu did not have it since it was supposed to be the winning penalty.

“That’s where we lost the match. Archmore could not convert the next penalty because they were dejected. They had lost confidence after Edgar had missed the most important penalty,” said Mutiwekuziva.

Source: Herald

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Harare City, Black Rhinos share spoils

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Black Rhinos …… (0)1
Harare City ……… (0)1

ARMY side Black Rhinos needed an added time Bruce Homora headed goal to snatch a point in a pulsating rescheduled Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match against Harare City played at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday.

The draw was the City Fathers’ 15th in 28 league games, the most in the top flight by a country mile so far.

Mark Harrison’s charges have played some of the most attractive football in the league this season, but have failed to wrap up matches they have dominated and yesterday they were seemingly headed for a valuable three points, but Homora had other ideas.

In-form forward William Manondo had given the visitors a second-half lead, heading home a Tatenda Tumba cross in the 67th minute.

Rhinos, who have had a fairly impressive season, pressed for an equaliser, but the Sunshine City boys, buoyed by last week’s Chibuku quarter-final triumph over Highlanders, were resolute in defence.

However, they momentarily went to sleep in added time allowing a heartbreaking Homora diving header to restore parity and ensure a share of the spoils.

The draw meant City missed an opportunity to close in on sixth-placed Highlanders as they moved to 42 points, one behind the Bulawayo giants, and just one above Black Rhinos.

Source: The Standard