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)