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Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Chicken Inn, Herentals share spoils

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CHICKEN INN………………….0

HERENTALS…………………….0

Victory continues to elude Chicken Inn as they were held to a goalless draw in an uninspiring Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Luveve Stadium on Sunday.

They wasted chances that could have seen them claim victory with Brian Muza failing to connect from the edge of the penalty box in the sixth minute.

Two minutes later, Brighton Makopa sailed his effort of the cross bar with skipper Xolani Ndlovu also culpable in the 24th minute as his shot was cleared by Joseph Chitavira.

Not to be outdone, Herentals' Clemence Zimondi had an opportunity just after the break but shot wide.

Action swung from one end to the other in the second half but the goals would not come.

Ten minutes before full time, defender Lincoln Mangaira received his marching orders from referee Mhaka Magara for rough play on Herentals' substitute Erick Dambo.

Chicken Inn assistant coach Fungai Kwashi was disappointed.

"We dropped points at home. The application was good at times, but I thought we should have killed off the game in the first half. You saw the numerous chances we missed. We are creating so many chances but the conversion rate is poor. It's bad, it's below Premiership standards. Sometimes we should not sugar-coat things but call a spade a spade," Kwashi said.

For Herentals, coach Paul Benza was content with the draw.

"We got a point away from home from a very strong side because winning or drawing against Chicken Inn is not easy, so for us it's a point gained," Benza said.

Teams

Chicken Inn:

D Bernard, M Charamba, L Mangaira, B Makopa (T Alpha 89',) D Jaricha (B Rendo 74'), G Majika (G Mtungamiri 79'), B Muza (I Muchaneka 85'), J Tulani, A Chinda, X Ndlovu, I Mabunu

Herentals:

T Chikosi, W Kapumha, Z Ruguchu, J Chitavira, T Mupumha, B Phiri, P Chota (E Dambo 46'), R Kanavheti (A Maliselo 46'), T Benza, I Benza (B Majarira 46'), H Chimedza (L Dhaka 87')

Source: Newsday

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Simba Bhora outclass Caps

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Caps United . . . . . . . (0) 1

Simba Bhora . . . . . . (0) 2

WALTER Musona scored an 83rd-minute free-kick to help his Simba Bhora side beat Caps United and keep pace with Manica Diamonds and FC Platinum at the top of the Castle Premier Soccer League.

On a solemn day for the Green Machine after the death of assistant coach Nelson Matongorere on Wednesday, the home side found themselves trailing after a Harrison Masina goal in the 50th minute.

Rodwell Chinyengetere then converted from the penalty spot in the 79th minute after Vasili Kawe had been adjudged to have handled inside the box, to restore parity.

But Musona ensured the Shamva-based team walked away with all the three points when his free-kick took a deflection on the wall to wrong-foot goalkeeper Tonderai Mateyaunga

Simba Bhora coach Tonderai Ndiraya was not entirely satisfied with his boys’ performance, but happy that they managed to grind a win.

A minute of silence before the start of the match was observed to pay tribute to Matongorere.

Players from both sides, with Caps United stars clad in t-shirts bearing Matongorere's picture, gathered around the centre circle as they honoured the incredible legacy of the veteran coach who passed on last week, aged 68.

Tymon Machope and Masina failed to convert two golden opportunities for Simba after successive mistakes by Mateyaunga, with the former having a free shot on goal after intercepting a clearance, but the effort went just wide with the keeper in no man’s land.

The hosts were threatening in phases and they thought they had taken the lead in the 22nd minute, but William Manondo’s goal was ruled out for offside.

Caps captain Godknows Murwira rattled the cross bar straight from a cornerkick late in the first-half and Simba Bhora keeper Simba Chinani had to make a reaction save on the line to keep out Wayne Makuva’s effort from the rebound.

Masina fluffed a good chance early in the second-half when he took long to dispatch, and defenders recovered to clear.

But his persistence was rewarded moments later when he got behind the defence to meet a long ball from the back and side footed it underneath the goalkeeper.

Things almost got better for Simba two minutes later, but Mthokozisi Msebe's shot after a clever layoff from Machope went just wide.

As Caps United pushed for a winner, Simba Bhora pounced and collected maximum points.

Teams

Caps United:

T Mateyaunga, H Chapusha, E Manokore, B Kangwa, G Murwira, K Mureremba, R Kawondera, J Bunjira (P Bamusi, 49'), W Makuva, R Chinyengetere, W Manondo

Simba Bhora:

S Chinani, W Tafa, I Nyanhi, I Mauchi, B Moyo, T Chipunza, V Kawe, M Msebe (A Manenji, 87'), W Musona (B Veremu, 94'), T Machope, H Masina (M Mkolo, 71').

Source: Newsday

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Urikhob saves the day for DeMbare

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Dynamos FC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0) (1)

Green Fuel FC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

DYNAMOS edged Green Fuel 1-0 in a closely contested Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Rufaro Stadium yesterday.

Substitute Sadney Urikhob scored the only goal at the death to give DeMbare all three points as well as giving underfire coach Genesis Mangombe some breathing space.

Having been introduced as a substitute for a struggling Dynamos side, desperate to beat Green Fuel, Urikhob made good work of a half chance right at the stroke of full time to score.

Urikhob's energy and passion levels were well above those of his teammates.

Yesterday's win is the first for DeMbare against a team that was in the top-flight last season.

Mangombe was relieved and couldn't hide his excitement, running to the corner flag to celebrate with his players.

Reacting to Urikhob's performance, Mangombe said the Namibian had struck the right chords.

"He is slowly gelling. Unfortunately, with Dynamos, we don't need players who take time. You need to quickly adjust and make an impact if you are a DeMbare player. We had faith in him and I'm happy that he managed to give us three points today," he said.

Source: Newsday

 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Ngezi Platinum clinch League championship

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