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Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Press Release-Disciplinary Judgements

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The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has released the following judgements:

FC Platinum

The PSL Disciplinary Committee has fined FC Platinum following an incident that saw match officials’ tyres being deflated after a PSL match featuring FC Platinum and Herentals FC played at Mandava Stadium on Saturday 15 September 2018.

In terms of the PSL Rules and Regulation Order 31.1.15, it is an act of misconduct on the part of the club where:

It fails to protect match officials against acts, or attempted acts of violence or any form of abuse before, during or after a match

The club was fined $1500, of which $500 has been suspended for the 2019 season on condition that the accused is not convicted of a similar offence. The fine of $1000 together with the cost of the hearing shall be paid by 30 November 2018.

Ngezi Platinum Stars FC and Liberty Chakoroma

Ngezi Platinum Stars FC player Liberty Chakoroma has been found guilty of assaulting a match official after a Chibuku Super Cup first round match against Herentals FC at Baobab Stadium played on Saturday 22 September 2018.

Liberty Chakoroma was charged for contravening PSL Rules and Regulations Order 31.2.9 which states that it is an act of misconduct on the part of a player who:

Assaults, threatens, intimidates, coerces, interferes, misleads, or insults a match official, player, official of the league, public, press or media, or any other person, before, during or after the match

Chakoroma was suspended for 3 matches, a suspension which shall be served in 2018 and shall carry over to 2019 following the end of the 2018 season. Further, the player has been ordered to pay the costs of the hearing.

Subsequently, Ngezi Platinum Stars FC have been found guilty and charged for breaching Order 31 of the PSL Rules and Regulations following the conduct of their player, Liberty Chakoroma.

According to Order 31 of the PSL Rules and Regulations, it an offence on the part of a club where:

31.1.23 its officials, players, servants or duly authorised (express or implied) representatives assault, threaten, intimidate, coerce, interfere, mislead, or insult, a match official, player, official of the league, public, press, or media, or any other person, before, during or after any match

31.1.18 it fails to immediately report any act of alleged misconduct within its knowledge, to the league

The club was fined $1250, of which $250 has been suspended until the end of the 2018 season on condition that the accused does not within that period commit a similar offence. The fine of $1000 together with the cost of the hearing to be paid by 30 November 2018.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

Caps, Chapungu in stalemate

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Caps United………0

Chapungu………. 0

CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe was conspicuous by his absence when the Green Machine closed their Premier Soccer League season with a dull goalless draw against airmen Chapungu at the National Sports Stadium on Satuday.

Chitembwe’s absence fuelled speculation that he is on his way out of the club and is eyeing a move to league runners-up Ngezi Platinum next season.

There were calls for the sacking of the 2016 championship-winning coach from some sections of Caps United fans following last week’s 4-1 drubbing at the hands of relegated Bulawayo City.

Assistant coach Nelson Matongorere dismissed the speculation behind Chitembwe’s no-show.

“He was not feeling well today, so he thought there was no reason to sit on the bench when you cannot bark instructions. But he is still the coach, nothing has changed. There is no other reason,” he said.

In a match watched by about 200 fans, Makepekepe failed to conclude the season with a victory. In fact, the club has struggled to win matches in the second half of the season.

They won four times, drew seven matches and suffered six defeats in 17 games.

Makepekepe have won only one of their last nine matches in the league.

Yesterday they were unlucky not to win.

Joel Ngodzo’s shot from the edge of the box clipped the outside of the upright post and went out for a corner halfway through the first half.

Lady luck seemed in no mood to smile at the hosts after they were denied by the upright post a second time late in the half.

Kelvin Ndebele, showing great control to break on the left side, launched a perfectly flighted cross and picked out Abasirim Chidiebere, whose effort from close range beat the goalkeeper, but not the upright post.

There was still time in the second half for Chapungu’s Ian Nyoni to test Chris Mverechena, who did his best to parry away a rising shot.

Young Tinotenda Chiunye stung Talbert Shumba’s hands early in the second half as Caps United continued to dominate the exchanges.

The introduction of the ageless Phillip Marufu seemed to spur Chapungu, but still they failed to fashion clear-cut chances.

A speculative shot by Jams Jam whistled past the post.

“We did well in the sense that we were playing away, but we could have done better because we had our chances. We actually wanted to win,” Chapungu assistant coach Clement Mugari told journalists after the match.


CAPS United: C Mverechena, D Dauda, G Goriati, S Makatuka, V Musarurwa, T Goredema, C Kamhapa (W Mutasa 54’), J Ngodzo, T Chiunye, A Chidiebere (P Moyo 72’), K Ndebele

Chapungu: T Shumba, E Chitauro, H Mugoniwa, B Mbavarira, M Muchangami, I Nyoni, J Jam (R. Matutu 76?), A Tavarwisa (O Mukuradare 69?), R Manuvire (P Marufu 54?), E Muzanenhamo, M Mavuto

Source: The Standard

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Nichrut thrash Dynamos

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Dynamos ……………………………0

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Triangle, Chicken Inn share spoils

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Chicken Inn……………………………………1 (1)


FORMER league champions, Chicken Inn secured the third spot after a one all draw with Triangle in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at Luveve Stadium on Saturday.

The match was possible the only highlight of the season’s closure as the two teams battled it out to claim the third spot as FC Platinum won the title with two matches to spare while Ngezi finished on second position in the 2018 season that ended on Saturday.

The Gamecocks who were on third position going into the match needed a win or a draw to finish the season on third spot while the Sugar Sugar boys as Triangle are affectionately known by soccer fanatics needed nothing else but victory to leapfrog their opponents.

Chicken Inn were the ones that settled first and attacked the visitors’ area relentlessly and they were duly rewarded for their continued attack when the lively George Majika released a pass to the quick and stocky Obriel Chirinda who left his marker for dead on the left side to send in an inviting cross into the box, which was tapped in by the young forward Nicole Mutaiwa beyond the reach of Triangle’s goal minder Tapiwa Chilenga to thrust them into the lead in the 34th minute.

The home side continued to pile pressure on the visitors who were seemingly finding it difficult to cope with the speed of the age defying Clemence Matawu in the middle of the park as well as one of the soccer stars of the year contenders Chirinda.

Triangle started the second half a much rejuvenated side with one of their most outstanding player this season, Lameck Nhamo and midfielders Russel Madamombe and Collin Dhuwa causing all sorts of anxious moments to the home side’s rearguard.

It was during one of the surges in the 63th minute by the visitors that Madamombe broke loose on the left and sensing danger the home side’s goalie Pride Zendera rushed out of his box to close in on the lanky midfielder handling a goal bound ball in the process.

Zendera earned himself a yellow card from referee Mhaka Magare who had an impressive outing.

From the resultant free kick flighted by Arnold Chiveya, Triangle’s players took turns to miss in a goal mouth melee with Mutaiwa clearing the ball from the line but the clearance did not go far as it fell on Phineas Bamusi who was impeded by a Chicken Inn’s player.

Up stepped Nhamo tried to take the free kick but his carling shot hit the hand of Chirenda on the wall and referee Magare pointed to the penalty spot and again Nhamo took the responsibility and sent the ball beyond a diving Zendera.

From then on the match was a see saw with both sides embarking on sporadic attacks. Triangle coach Taurai Mangwiro said a draw was the fairest result as the two sides appeared to be evenly balanced

“It was a balanced affair, perhaps a draw being the fairest result. I thought Chicken Inn were very quick off the blocks but we survived the early scare but at a time when we thought we were stable they hit us on the break and got the opening goal but we came back in the second half in search of an equaliser which we got after persistent pressure,” he said.

Gamecocks’ assistant coach Prince Matore said they had gone all out for a win to claim the third spot but were happy with the draw as it also assured them of the same position.

“It was a tough game but we played well. We wanted to win, we wanted maximum points to consolidate our third position but unfortunately we drew.

In the first half we had chances to win the game and in the second half Triangle team came back stronger but we managed to defend and create some chances which we failed to convert,” he said.

Source: Sunday News