Dynamos 2-1 Bulawayo City (James Marufu 72’, Blessing Moyo 79’)(Nhanhla Ndlovu 73’)
Triangle 3-0 Chapungu( Delic Murimba 38’, Lameck Nhamo 50’, Phineas Bhamusi 62’)
FT @Gibbo Triangle 3-1
FT @ Rufaro……….Dynamos 2-1 Bulawayo City. Demabre in their first win of the season.
3 min optional time @Gibbo Triangle 3-1 Chapungu
88′ GOAL– Philip Marufu pulls one back now Triangle 3-1 Chapungu
79′GOAL AT RUFARO-Blessing Moyo restores Dynamos lead. Dynamos 2-1 Byo City
73′ ANOTHER GOAL AT RUFARO-Nhlanhla Ndlovu equalizes for Bulawayo City, 1-1
72′ GOAL AT RUFARO– James Marufu puts Dembare ahead. Dynamos 1-0 Bulawayo City.
62′ GOAL AT GIBBO, Phineas Bhamusi scores his first of the season as Triangle now lead Chapungu 3-0; Still 0-0@Rufaro
57′ @Gibbo Triangel 2-0 chapungu and 60′ @ Rufaro 0-0
Second half @ both venues, 50′ Lameck Nhamo makes it 2-0 with a powerful shot. His 4th goal of the season. Triangle 2-0 Chapungu
Dyanamos 0-0 Bulawayo City after 56 minutes with Wadi hitting the side netting. after 51 min Kapupurika came in for injured Panashe Mutasa.
HT @ Rufaro Dynamos 0-0 Bulawayo City and HT @ Gibbo Triangle 1-0 Bulawayo City(Delic Murimba 38′)
Triangle Tapiwa Chilenga, Ralph Kawondera, Arnold Chiveya, Kudzai chigwida, Donakd Dzinyai, Trevor Mavhunga, Anelka Chivandire, Dekic Murimba, Russell Madamombe, Phineas Bhamusi and Lameck Nhamo
Chapungu Talbert Shumba, Tapiwa Kumbuyani, Charles Mativenga, Blessed Mbavarira, CollenKwaramba, Muchangami Moenda, Lloyd Gwerina, Tafadzwa Chimoyo, Allan Tavariswa, Brighton Mugoni, Bastos Chihowa
GOAL @ Gibbo 38′ Delic Murimba puts Triangle ahead. Triangle 1-0 Chapungu
@Rufaro 40′ 0-0
@Rufar0 32′ Kangadzi shot is punched by Muuya for a corner, 0-0
@Gibbo 15′ Triangle 0-0 Chapungu
19′ Dynamos 0-0 Byo City– Dynamos waste a free kick through Marufu. Lloyd Mutasa’s son Panashe started and the son of Bulawayo City Chairman(Jerry Sibanda) Mgcini also started.
Dynamos Tonderai Mateyaunga, Obey Mwerahari, Blessing Moyo, Marshall Machazani, Godfrey Mukambi, James Marufu, Emmanuel Mandiranga, Kudzanai Dhemere, Panashe Mutasa, Kuda Kumwala and Quality Kangadzi.
Bulawayo City Welington Muuya, Crispen Ncube, Zibusiso Sibanda, Eric mudzingwa, Tatenda Tavemgwa, Humphrey Ncube, Sipho Ndlovu, Justine Kaunda, Timothy January, Mgcini Sibanda, Ishmael Wadi.
5′ Dynamos 0-0 Bulawayo City, Bulawayo City missed a first minute penalty when Ishmael Wadi’s effort hit the woodwork, after Blessing Moyo had handled in the box.
@ Baobab Stadium, Ngezi Mhondoro.
Ngezi 1-0 Highlanders
Terrence Dzukamanja 81’
Ngezi Platinum Stars maintained their pole position on the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League log when they edged Highlanders as both teams came into the match sitting on unbeaten runs.
Terrence Dzukamanja 81st minute goal from Ghanaian Steven Owusu’s assist separated the two teams.It was his third goal of the season.
Highlanders could have surged ahead within a minute when McClive Phiri free kick was denied by the crossbar with Ngezi keeper, Donovan Bernard a beaten man.
Highlanders keeper, Ariel Sibanda was the busiest man on the field as he thwarted many raids from marauding Ngezi strikers.
In the 60th minute Highlanders were unlucky not to score after Gabriel Nyoni effort went over the crossbar with Donovan beaten again.
Nyoni was unlucky again after 72 minutes when his effort was denied by the upright with Donovan prowling on the turf.
In a post-match interview Ngezi coach Tonderai Ndiraya said he was happy with the three points.
“I am happy to collect the three points although it was a difficult game, I felt we were in control for most of the match and now we are looking at our next game against ZPC Kariba”, said Ndiraya.
Highlanders gaffer Madinda Ndlovu bemoaned the defeat to unorthodox means from the host by watering the pitch before the game, something they have always done to create a muddy pitch for the visiting teams.
“Why do they waterlog the pitch, it makes the game very difficult, we are human beings coming to play football, they create conditions that can injure players, they have a good pitch why make it muddy, they scored a good goal and we hit the post twice a sign that this was not our day but the powers that be need to look at the conditions of the pitch, at the end we just came to fulfil a fixture as the playing conditions were not good”, said Ndlovu as his team suffered its first defeat of the season.
There was unnecessary teargas fired by the ZRP at the stadium while the media was conducting the post-match interview with the Highlanders coach following clashes betwwen two rival fans.
Ngezi Platinum Stars Donovan Bernard, Kenneth Bulaji, Keith Murera, Walter Mukanga, Terrenca Dzukamanja, Clive Augusto(Mushonga 87’), Tichaona Mabvura(Steven Owusu 75’), Xolisani Moyo(James Nguluve 68’), Frank Mukarati,Liberty Chakoroma and Tichaona Chipunza.
Highlanders Ariel Sibanda, McClive Phiri, Honest Moyo, Peter Muduhwa, Charlton Siamalonga, Ben Munsaka, Adrian Silla(Thabo Lunga 85’), Brian Banda, Godfrey Makaruse(Ozias Zibande 66), Gabrial Nyoni and Newman Sianchali.
By Collen Nikisi,
@ Maglas Stadium, Zvishavane.
Shabanie 1-1 ZPC Kariba
(Kibaki Dhlamini 71’)(Maxwell Muvirimi Own goal 34’)
When Bulawayo referee Allan Bhasvi blew the final whistle dejected, depressed and confused Shabanie fans were seen soul searching and caucusing on what the team needs to do in order to earn their first win at Maglas Stadium.
The fact that a Kibaki Dhlamini 71st minute equaliser straight from the corner, a beauty of epic proportions was easily forgotten after the game as fans milled outside the stadium debating if it is the curse of Maglas or the football Gods have forsaken summed it all.
“We think the team is cursed because it has never happened that the team goes for four games without a win at Maglas”, thundered the Shabanie fans.
“Maybe we should revert to Mandava where we picked our only win so far, we are haunted luckily the team in all the four draws against Nichrut (2-2) Mutare (1-1), Ngezi (1-1) and ZPC Kariba (1-1) has shown character to come from behind”.
On the field of play the visitors controlled the match from the start and they were able to apply some pressure on the Bvaru defence which was led by the debutant Washington Kahuni.
However, Kauya Katururu found it difficult to penetrate the Shabanie backline with Moses Demera, who scored against Chicken Inn last Saturday, lacking support upfront.
Shabanie grew in confidence as the match progressed and they had a chance to break the deadlock through their enterprising captain Trevor Ajana but his effort was tipped over by ZPC Kariba goalkeeper Takabva Mawaya.
In the 28th minute Kibaki Dhlamini unleashed a shot from the left and it was parried for a corner. From that point Shabanie seized the momentum and in the 29th minute Richard Kawondera served up the miss of the day when he shot tamely from five yards out off a David Temwanjira cross.
ZPC Kariba then opened the scoring through a Maxwell Murimi 34th minute own goal. The build up to the goal was fluid and a reward for Kauya Katururu enterprising midfield three of Pride Tafirenyika, Tawanda Munyanduri and Talent Chamboko who had toiled and dazzled without success.
The visitors were able to hold on to their slender lead against Bvaru Bvaru at the interval.
Shabanie saw most of the ball after the restart as ZPC Kariba sat too deep and Bvaru had a great chance to equalise but Kawondera took forever with the opposition defence exposed.
As the host fans grew impatient Shabanie coach Takesure Chiragwi then reacted by pulling out Kawondera and Tatenda Makuwe introducing attacking winger Tinashe Mupumha and Pakamisa Pakamisa as he looked to level matters.
In a moment of individual brilliance Kibaki Dhlamini equalised with a beauty straight from the corner in the 71st minute. The goal evoked memories and comparisons with that of former player Francis Chandida.
However, ZPC Kariba had glorious opportunities to retain their lead from two well taken set pieces by Moses Demera and Tsepo Ranthokoane which went agonizingly close.
After the match a furious Godfrey Tamirepi ZPC Kariba coach blamed his gaolie Takabva Mawaya for letting in a cheap goal.
“Takabva Mawaya should have defended his near post and you can’t do that at this level of the game. Overall my boys played well and were in control until we conceded that giveaway”, said Tamirepi.
Tamirepi also rubbished claims that his job is on the line saying he remains focussed and positive the team will come good.
Shabanie coach Takesure Chiragwi was disappointed by his team failure to collect maximum points at home after 360 minutes of action at Maglas.
“Obviously I am disappointed with the result as has been the case in our previous games we let in silly goals and miss lots of chances. Though the boys deserve credit for the character they continue to show”, said Chiragwi
Shabanie Biggie Temera, Loyd Manyande, Nyasha Mpofu, Washington Kahuni, Ali Maliselo, Maxwell Murimi( Tinashe Chigede 57’), Trevor Ajane, Tatenda Makuwe(Tinashe Mupumha 65’ )(, Kibaki Dhlamini, David Temwanjira, Richard Kawondera(Pakamisa Pakamisa 65’)
ZPC Kariba Tavaka Mawaya, Peter Ghani, Munyardzai Kunyarimwe, Sylrvester Appiah, Ian Nekati, , Tawanda Munyanduri, Tsepo Rantokoane, Pride Tafirenyika(Collen Muleya 65’), Tawanda Nyamandwe, Moses Demera(Jimu Gwara 80’), Talent Chamboko.
Nichrut 3-4 Caps United
CAPS UNITED turned around a 3-1 score line to win this Castle Larger Premier Soccer League match at Ascot stadium in Gweru on Saturday.
Straight from their Harare Derby 1-0 win over Dynamos last weekend United were inspired by a Simba Nhivi hat trick (the first of the season) and an own goal (the third of the season).
The newcomers took the lead in the 20th minute through Tatenda Hapazari for his third goal of the season. Simba Nhivi equalised for Makepekepe seven minutes later.
Nichrut however took a 2-1 lead at the break when Gerald Bhero scored a spectacular 35 metre long range effort with two minutes to the half time whistle.
Sherpard Sithole made it 3-1 for the hosts with the second half five minutes old. Nhivi however reduced the arrears seven minutes later as Caps United upped their game.
With 15 minutes to full time Nichrut player Bruce Gurure beat his own goalkeeper from a United corner kick, in what was the third own goal of the season.
Nhivi then picked the first hat trick of the season with nine minutes to full time. The hat trick ensured that he moves to five goals this season.
Nichrut Stan Chakwana, Gerald Bhero, Nkosinathi Moyo, Bruce Gurure, Asani Nhongo, Farai Vimisai, sherpard Sithole, Frankson Bushiri, Tatenda Hapazari, Brave Sibanda, Ephraim Mwinga.
Caps United Prosper Chigumba, Justice Jangano(Milton Ncube 62’), Valentine Musarurwa, Dennis Dauda, Stephen Makatuka, Cabby Kamhapa, Denver Mukamba(Nicholas Guyo 62’), Simba Nhivi, Joel Ngodzo, John Zhuwawo and Brian Muzondiwa.
Mutare City 0-1 FC Platinum
FC PLATINUM returned to winning ways with a 1-0 win over Mutare City at Vengere stadium in Rusape.
Rodwell Chinyengetere scored the only goal of the match with four minutes to full time for his second goal of the season.
There were two goalless draws in Harare as Herentals and Harare City played to 0-0 draw as did Black Rhinos and Bulawayo Chiefs. As the season reached 10 goalless draws.
Week 8 Results
Ngezi Platinum Stars 1-0 Highlanders (Terrence Dzakamanja 81’)
Mutare City 0-1 FC Platinum (Rodwell Chinyengetere 86’)
Chicken Inn 1-1 Yadah (Innocent Muchaneka 73’) (Ralph Matema P 85’)
Black Rhinos 0-0 Bulawayo Chiefs
Herentals 0-0 Harare City
Shabanie 1-1 ZPC Kariba (Kibaki Dlamini 70’) (Maxwell Muvirimi 43’ OWN GOAL)
Nichrut 3-4 Caps United (Tatenda Hapazari 13’, Gerald Bhero 42’ and Sherpard Sithole 50’) (Simba Nhivi 20’, 57’, 80’ and Bruce Gurure 75’ OWN GOAL)
By Muziwethu Hadebe
@ Luveve Stadium, Bulawayo.
Chicken Inn 1-1 Yadah FC
Goals Innocent Muchaneka 73’ and Ralph Matema 85’ P
Yellow card Willard Kalangonda 44’
RALPH MATEMA scored from the penalty spot with five minutes to full time as his Yadah team salvaged a point away from home in this Castle Larger Premier Soccer League match on Saturday.
Substitute Johannes Sibanda was brought down in the box by Darryl Nyandoro and the referee Bekithemba Moyo pointed to the spot. Up stepped the veteran striker who sent Elvis Chipezeze, the chicken Inn goalkeeper the wrong way. It was Matema’s second goal of the season.
Chicken Inn had taken the lead in the 73rd minute through a beautiful half volley by Innocent Muchaneka when he reacted to a George Majika effort which had been blocked by the Yadah defence. It was Muchaneka’s second goal of the season as well.
“It’s so frustrating”, that’s how Joey Antipas the Chicken Inn coach opened his reaction to his team’s third draw in row.
“After dominating play, created chances, I thought we created enough chances to win, we need to do something if we are to stay amongst the top three, top four, the tempo of the game was good just the cutting edge which is missing, we need to keep working and possible look at signing a striker when the window opens but strikers are not easily available in Zimbabwe”, Antipas reacted.
Chicken Inn created the most with a Clemence Matawu touch in the box after nine minutes missing the target by a few inches after he reacted first to a low cross from Nyandoro.
Obadiah Tarumbwa coming on as a substitute as Antipas preferred to start with Kudakwashe Gurure blasted his effort over the bar after a wonderful cut back by Xolani Ndlovu who started ahead of George Majika on the left link after 59 minutes.
In the 77th minute big defender Kudzai Chideu headed over the bar when he was allowed space in the box by the Yadah defence connecting a Tarumbwa cross.
Two minutes after the Yadah equaliser a Tarumbwa header was cleared from the line by the impressive Jonathan Chitereki.
Tarumbwa returned to blast over the bar a flicked effort in the box in the last minute of the match.
Yadah coach Thomas Ruzive praised his boys for not giving up. “The boys showed great character after we lost our last match; we just need a bit of consistence now”.
Man of the Match Jonathan Chitereki
Chicken Inn Elvis Chipezeze, Bernard Passmore, Devine Lunga, Moses Jackson Kudzai Chideu, Innocent Muchaneka, Darryl Nyandoro, Clemence Matawu, Xolani Ndlovu(George Majika 70’), Kudakwashe Gurure(Obadiah Tarumbwa 51’), Simon Munawa.
Yadah FC Samuel Mafukidze, Willard Kalongonda, Jonathan Chitereki, Ariel Makopa, Brain Mapfumo, Milton Makopa, Morris Musiyakuvi, Leeroy Mavunga(Manuel Meleka 80’), Leeroy Murape(Munyaradzi Chiwara 75’), Ralph Matema, Simbarashe Sithole(Johannes Sibanda 60’).
Casmyn vs Moto Moto (Turk Mine 3pm)
Indlovu vs NRZ Leopards (Brad Barracks 3pm)
CIWU vs Talen Vision (Crescent 12pm)
Makomo vs Mosi Rovers (Mpumalanga 3pm)
Hwange vs Bosso 90 (Colliery 3pm)
Mainline vs ZPC Hwange (Plumtree 3pm)
Zimbabwe Leopards vs Tsholotsho (Raylton 3pm)
Toronto vs ZRP (Luveve 3pm)
Chiedza Homakoma is the new Zimbabwe National Female Lightweight Champion after she defeated champion Monalisa Sibanda in the first round of their scheduled 10 rounds fight at the City Sports Center in Harare on Friday night.
Homakoma started aggressively and a couple of punches that saw Monalisa go down, she picked herself up but the referee called of the fight, much to the shock of many who expected Sibanda to do well.
In the main bout Tinashe Mwadziwana defeated Ronald Tamani in the National Super Bantamweight. It was a tightly contested fight but Mwadziwana become stronger in the late stages of the fight resulting in one crucial punch that left Tamani with a deep cut just above the left eye in the fifth round which saw the referee stopping the fight with a TKO victory for Mwadziwana.
Tamani coached by former commonwealth champion Alfnso Zvenyika had started the fight well. Zvinyika was left fuming at his corner probable not happy that the fight had been stopped after the doctor was called in to monitor his boxer.
In the main supporting bout Elvis “Bulawayo Bomber” Moyo renamed himself the “Zimbabwe Bomber” after defeating Maksim Pedyura of Ukraine in the first round of their 8 rounds scheduled fight.
Moyo never gave Pedyura much chance, leaving up to his word before the fight that he was going to destroy the man from Ukraine. “It was a great fight, the guy came out throwing early and he kept me on my toes and kept me awake and I was punching hard and he got injured early, it was a good day in the office, we now looking forward to the next fight most likely in June and it will be a title defense as I have to defend my title every June, I am now the “The Zimbabwe Bomber” said Moyo.
In other supporting fights on the night Sting Gonorenda of Zimbabwe had the better of Djokito Sakuji of the DRC who complained of a shoulder injury at the end in their 8 rounds cruiser weight bout.
Zimbabwe’s Wesley Mcdade defeated Bright Mdoka of Malawi in their Super Middleweight fight in a contest that he dominated and excited the crowd.
The bouts were sponsored by Kalakoda and Kwese TV and were beamed live on Kwese Sports, with Soweto Tv also beaming the fights.
By Moeketsi Kaitse
Week 8 of the Castle Larger Premier Soccer League gets underway after the league reached 123 goals. We take a look at the fixtures;
Ngezi Platinum Vs Highlanders (Baobab)
Fixtures of this magnitude do not come daily and whenever they present themselves the whole country follows with keen interest for obvious reasons. Many factors make the tie interesting, the prime one being that the teams are first and second respectively, both have not tasted defeat, they have contrasting footballing stories to tell among other reasons. Ngezi have transformed with the modern times and are currently the best team in the league, not only on the log standings and to put it in Madinda Ndlovu’s vocabulary ‘they are not on top by fluke but by merit’. This is the game Distinctively Platinum will look at winning at all costs to put to rest any doubts by the Thomases in as far as their intentions are concerned. Highlanders on the other hand would not to let down their legion of fans that will form a black and white sea in Mhondoro Ngezi. Injuries won’t be much of a factor as those selected will want to leave memories that shall linger on for years. Much talking will be done on the field of play by both teams, as they are to both expected to come out guns blazing to continue with the positive run. Sitting on their laurels is never an option
Prediction: Draw or slender win for either side
Mutare City Vs Fc Platinum (Sakubva)
It is a case of being thrown into the blast furnace when you have just come out of the simmering heat of the fire for the Mutare side. The previous week they faced leaders Ngezi and succumbed to a Xolisani Moyo last minute winner and they face wounded, yet still dangerous Fc Platinum who will not want to lose again, ironically to another new comer into the league after a draining 2-0 loss to Bulawayo Chiefs. Mutare will put all stops to inflict another pain on the reigning champions still writhing in agony. The psychological effect will come into play but Lizwe Sweswe believes he has what it takes to psychologically inspire his squad which boasts of tried, tested and well-travelled veterans. FC Platinum welcome back Head coach Norman Mapeza who has recovered from his back operation.
Away win or draw
Black Rhinos Vs Bulawayo Chiefs (Rufaro)
The soldiers have not inspired much, just blowing cold more than hot and it seems they have depleted ammunition. Masimba Mambare,who saw best days at Highlanders will seek to add to his two goals and at least please his new paymasters who might ‘promote’ him to a higher rank. However, Amakhosi Amahle know how sweet victory is, especially after handing the champions their first defeat and dislodging them from the summit of the log. The coach will take the same strategy to Harare, with the Captain Kundishora Chakanyuka and the irrepressible Entumbane General, Moses Majika set to inspire. Majika who hails from a footballing family of Chicken Inn’s George Majika and the Mighty Warriors defender Nobuhle has come of age, having been in the doldrums of division one football for a long time. Perfect Chikwanda and Gracious Muleya remain key players in midfield for Chiefs.
Away win or 0-0 draw
Herentals Vs Harare City
Herentals would like to quickly forget their loss to Chapungu and get back to winning ways, lest they go back to college earlier than anticipated. What will remain are stories of having brushed shoulders with the big boys. Harare have proven to be a hard nut to crack and paint no doubt that they are the reigning champions of the country’s biggest knockout competition(Chibuku Super Cup).They boast of a rich technical team of the much travelled Marks(Harrison and Mark Mathe) and will want to ensure their top 8 position, then gun for a better position. It will be interesting if Harrison will keep faith with his son Ryan who kept a clean sheet in his first match for Harare City.
Away win or draw
Chicken Inn Vs Yadah (Luveve)
Chicken Inn’s last win was 4 fixtures (week 4) ago at the same venue when the dismantled Shabanie Mine 3-0 and have not even identified a scent of victory since then with two draws and a loss punctuating their run and are all set for victory to put their dream within touching distance as well as justify the importing back of Joey Antipas. The spiritual men on the other hand have all but lost all the victory anointing oil, with only one victory, three draws and three defeats explaining the reason why they should quickly sprinkle their tabernacle and all its furnishings. It will be difficult in this match but prayer unlocks everything in as much as faith gives the belief and conviction and Yadah FC will believe that they can win.
Shabanie Mine Vs ZPC Kariba (Maglas)
Only four points separate these two teams, with Shabanie’s only possible pride emanating from the fact that they are 12th on the log whilst Kariba ‘power men’ are last (18th).The Zvishavane side can roar into the top eight with victory at their fortress, and victory is possible, as ZPC are still pondering on the direction to look to for a change of fortunes. A vociferous 12th man will carry the day for Shabanie Mine. ZPC Kariba’s search for their first victory poses danger to any team that despises the kicks of a horse lying down. They have nothing to lose, hence can throw everything including the kitchen sink, to bombard and possibly break a sometimes resilient but foldable home team’s defence
Shabanie Win or draw
Nitchrut Vs Caps United (Peak Mine)
The Midlands Miners continue to rise steadily, enjoying the support of a couple that has given its ‘baby’ all that it needs. The baby has thus paid back the trust from the parents so far, with convincing performances that has had big teams trembling. Caps United are one such team that has to do their all to tame Nitchrut at their own backyard. Still fresh is Caps’ victory over ailing giants Dynamos and still fresh is Caps’ annihilation in the hand of a troublesome Triangle. Not forgotten are Nitchrut’s nine points just three behind their more illustrious opponents. Their 2-0 victory over Yadah in their last game has not been forgotten either. Both teams are looking at cementing their positions
Draw or Home win
Triangle United Vs Chapungu (Gibbo)
Both teams are coming from victories and would want to continue on that path. Triangle are fourth and have earned that position through a great run, having started the season on a low note, lacking life when the directors thought they had breathed all resources into the team. Their knack of scoring great goals right at the end should worry any team, while teaching others that it is never over until it is over. Many teams can bear testimony to that. Chapungu will have to apply the mental effect more than the physical and apply themselves fully to the end to at least salvage something
Dynamos Vs Bulawayo City (Rufaro)
It is the battle of the ICU patients in the capital. Both set of teams’ followers have watched in pain, while what they love most suffer helplessly. Bulawayo City are above Dynamos courtesy of a point more, but have lost five, with only one win and a draw to their credit. Games come thick and fast and if not realised one of the teams might remain anchoring the log. Time is still there but does not wait for any team, big or small. An ultimatum for the Dynamos technical team might push them to victory, and it can push the team to worse if pressure is not managed well. An ultimatum is also ringing on Dodo’s ears and it is not an illusion by any means, but real. The less talked about these teams, the better, with the best to come on the field of play. Any negative result to any of the two teams will definitely have causalities soon.
All Matches kick off @3pm
By Washington Sibanda
Madinda Ndlovu has declared that his side is not worried or afraid of facing log leaders Ngezi Platinum Stars in an epic encounter penciled for the Baobab stadium on Saturday.
The two sides who both have been free scoring and are yet to taste defeat will battle out in a week 8 of the Castle Larger Premier Soccer League match which promises fireworks and has already set tongues rolling amongst soccer followers all over the country.
Speaking to the media during the club’s weekly press conference Ndlovu was oozing with confidence as he boldly declared that he sees his team capable of continuing with their good run and are not intimidated by the fact that their opponents on Saturday have only lost four times at their home ground since their promotion to the elite league and also that they have been free scoring this season.
“We are also a free scoring team we can’t completely deny them from scoring because football is a game of scoring, we just have to minimize the goals we are going to concede, I am very confident of my defense that they will fare well “ said Ndlovu.
Ndlovu added that he won’t read much into history and he is confident that his boys will come good.
“We have been winning on the road and there is nothing that takes me off my game plan and tactics I have my objectives that I want to achieve plus as I have said before there is no team that we give special treatment”, said Madinda.
Highlanders will be without under 20 defender Bukhosi Ndlovu, central defender Tendai Ndlovu, striker Ozias Sibanda and Captain Honest Moyo with the other trio of Nigel Makumbe, Brian Banda and Thabo Lunga set to pass late fitness tests after receiving knocks in the game against Shabanie Mine.
Mhondoro Ngezi will be at stand still on Saturday as the two sides who have so far set the pace in the exciting 2018 Zimbabwe premier soccer league clash at the Baobab stadium.
Bosso has so far managed to score in each and every away game they have played this season and it will come as a big test for them whether they will be able to break the Ngezi defence which has so far conceded 2 goals in their opening 7 games.
Bosso beat the miners home and away in the 2016 season but last year they won at home and went on to lose the second leg at Baobab stadium.
Meanwhile the Bosso Chief Executive Officer Nhlanhla Dube has urged the Highlanders fans to travel in their numbers to cheer their team. “ We urge our fans to travel in numbers but also to be cautious on the roads and stick to stadium security rules as they go to watch their team as there will be plenty more matches after the Ngezi game”, he said.
Dube said the travelling fans should leave an impression that will help the Bosso brand to grow whether they win or lose.
By Muziwethu Hadebe
Elvis “The Bulawayo Bomber” Moyo is confident that he can defeat Maksim Pedyra of Ukraine in their 8 rounds International Heavyweight bout at the City Sports Centre in Harare as Kwese Sports in conjunction with Kalakoda brings back Friday Night Boxing under the theme Kubatana.
The Ukraine was taller than Moyo at the weighing on Thursaday but the confident Zimbabwe boxer said it can work to his advantage indicating that tall trees are always chopped down. It will be interesting to see if the tough talking Elvis can live to his words.
In the women’s boxing, Zimbabwe’s shining star Monalisa Sibanda will fight in the Zimbabwe National Female Lightweight Title Bout with fellow Zimbabwean Chiedza Homakoma. Sibanda said the fight was a delayed one as she was looking forward to a routine win.
The National Super Bantamweight title bout will be contested for between Tinashe Mwadziwana and Ronald Tamani over 12 rounds.
Sting Gonorenda of Zimbabwe will fight Djokito Sakuji from DRC in an 8 rounds International Cruiserweight bout.
The other fight will be the 6 rounds International super middle weight fight between Zimbabwe’s Wesley Mcdade and Bright Mooka of Malawi.
All the bouts will be live on KFS 1(Kwese Free Sports 1) and you can catch the action live on other platforms like the Kwese APP, Kwese facebook page as well as on Soweto TV channel 251. The charges for the boxing are $10 for the Ringside, $3 for the unreserved and 25c for scholars.
Entertainment is set to start at 1800 HRS,with the actual fights expected to get underway at 2000HRS.