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NIGEL MAKUMBE RETURNS FOR HIGHLANDERS

By Washington Sibanda

Exciting playmaker Nigel Makumbe who has been out of action for that last 2 months is set to make a return on Saturday when Highlanders visit Harare City.

Makumbe who is on loan from FC Platinum, last featured for Highlanders in their 3-1 victory over Shabanie mine at Babourfields stadium and has been sidelined by a nagging ankle injury and missed 7 games.

Highlanders missed his creativity and hit a deep in form managing 2 victories, 3 draws and 2 defeats in the process.

Bosso Technical Manager Madinda Ndlovu confirmed during the club’s weekly press conference on Thursday that Makumbe did not show any pain during their training this week.

“We are boosted by his comeback, it will give us a different dimension, he is our player maker and on his day can carry the team, he is going to be our trump card for the game against Harare City”, said Ndlovu.

His recovery will give the Highlanders technical team some options and a plus for a team that has been hit hard by injuries of late.

It’s his creativity, exquisite passing and trickery that Highlanders have been missing in the last games and if he continues from where he left before that ankle injury Highlanders could be a different side from the one that has been playing in the last few games.

Before the injury Makumbe had made six starts for his club and one as substitute in the capital against Dynamos while providing five assists for his teammates.

Ndlovu also confirmed that captain Gabriel Nyoni and the two left backs Honest Moyo and Mbongeni Ndlovu are all ruled out of the tie as they are still injured. The injury of the two defenders gives room for rising young defender Andrew Mbeba to once more start for Highlanders on Saturday.

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MySports Show Episode 3

Mysports show this week takes a look at week 14 of the Castle Larger Premier Soccer League in which Ngezi Platinum Stars remained unbeaten. Hwange went top of the Southern Region Division One log with a 2_1 victory over Talen Vision. We also have the Southern Region Netball Week 4 Results as well as the upcoming week 15 PSL fixtures. Listen and enjoy the show!!!

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PSL Week 14 Round up with wins for Caps utd, Triangle, ZPC Kariba and draws for Bosso and Dembare

My Sports Reporter

Yadah 1-2 Caps United

CAPS UNITED took a 1-0 lead at the break with a goal from Milton Ncube after 23 minutes at the National Sports Stadium. They added another after 58 minutes through John Zhuwawu for his 6th goal of the season.

Yadah pulled one back late on after 82 minutes through their captain Jimmy Dzingai, but it was all but too late.

Mutare City 1-2 Triangle

TRIANGLE UNITED returned to winning ways vengere stadium in Rusape as they took the lead through Collin Dhuwa after 52 minutes with a fine lob.

Brian Chinhoyi equalised for the host with a beautiful curler that nestled into the top corner after 61 minutes for his second goal of the season.

Eight minutes later the visitors wrapped up the points when Lameck Nhamo capitalised on a defensive mix up between the goalkeeper Alfred Chiname and defender Lincoln Mangayira to slot the ball into the nets. It was his 6th of the season.

ZPC Kariba 1-0 Bulawayo City

Tawanda Nyamandwe scored the only goal of the match as the hosts defeated Amakhosi 1-0 at Nyamhunga stadium in Kariba.

Nichrut 0-1 Black Rhinos

Black Rhinos picked a crucial away win with a win over Nichrut at Ascot stadium in Gweru, coming straight from their 1-1 draw with Dynamos.

Dynamos 0-0 Herentals

Dynamos played out to the 17th goalless draw of the season with Herentals at Rufaro stadium.

Highlanders 1-1 Chapungu

Chapungu took the lead at Babourfileds in the 26th minute through Bruno Mtigo. Highlanders however equalised through Adrian Silla after 69 minutes connecting a cross from the impressive McClive Phiri.

Week 14 Results

Ngezi Platin 3-1Harare City( Terrence Dzukamanja, Kelvin Bulaji and James Nguluve)

Caps United 2-1Yadah(Milton Ncube 23′, John Zhuwawu 58′) (Dzingai Jimmy)

Mutare City 1-2 Triangle(collins dhuwa 52′, Lameck Nhamo 69)(Brain Chinhoyi 61′)

Highlanders 1-1 Chapungu(Adrian Silla 67′)(Bruno Mtigo 21′)

Dynamos      0-0 Herentals

Shabanie      2_1 Bulawayo Chiefs(David Temwanjira 51′, mupumha)(Gracious Muleya 82′)

ZPC kariba   1-0 Bulawayo City(Tawanda Nyamandwe)

Nichrut        0-1 Balck Rhinos

Chicken Inn  0-2 FC Platinum (Rodwell Chinyengetere 5′, Edwin Madhananga 47′)

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Shabanie in first home win

By Collen Nikisi,

@ Maglas Stadium, Zvishavane.

Shabanie 2-1 Bulawayo Chiefs

(David Temwanjira 52’, Tinashe Mupumha 79’)(Gracious Muleya 82’)

David Temwanjira’s 7th goal of the season and Tinashe Mupumha first of the campaign helped Shabanie bag a vital 2-1 win against Bulawayo Chiefs at Maglas Stadium.

The asbestos side came into this clash under pressure after 3 consecutive losses which left the club on position number 17 and as expected fans had already begun calling for the axing of Coach Takesure Chiragwi.

To save his job the Clash against Chiefs was a must win for Chiragwi with reports that some members of the executive had started the process of engaging former coach Tendai Chikuni.

Privy of this the players in a show of solidarity with their embattled coach pleaded with the executive against making any changes to the technical team.

And on match day from the warm up leading up to the contest the player’s body language, togetherness and positive approach said it all.

It was a fast paced start in Zvishavane with the hosts chasing their first win at Maglas, a perfect opportunity fell for Mupumha in the 11th minute.

The forward received a great ball in the penalty area ,yet could not control his volley and saw it sailing over the cross bar.

With the game failing to produce chances Bvaru keeper Biggie Temera was forced to make a save in the 23rd  minute to deny Moses Majika from the edge of the area.

Chiefs continued to create half chances taking advantage of the small pitch .But the several chances that came via the long throws from full back Andrew Tandi, who reminded many of Roy Delap the former Stoke defender.

Following a long throw in, a header from Last Sithole went agonisingly wide.

Despite both sides having a fair share of the ball, there were no clear cut chances in front of goal and they both went to the tunnel deadlocked.

The hosts had a bright start in the second stanza and Temwanjira grabbed his 7th goal of the season profiteering from a fine delivery by right back Ali Maselo.

As the battle intensified in the heart of the park, both sides received two yellow cards in quick succession.

As action sprung from one side to the other Kelvin Nyoni would show his quality in the 65th minute to collect a dangerous Carlos Rusere shot as Shabanie piled pressure.

As if it was over for the visitors Tinashe Mupumha gave Bvaru the insurance goal in the 81st minute placing a firm header past Nyoni from a peach of a cross delivered by right back Maselo again.

But as soon as the Shabanie fans and players heaved a big sigh of relief, Bvaru defenders went into a sleep mode and were subsequently punished by Gracious Muleya in the 83rd minute.

The Bvaru defence failed to clear a harmless ball at the edge of the box resulting in a goalmouth scramble rounded off by an alert Muleya, for his third of the season.

The Chiefs goal would set up an anxious last seven minutes as Amakhosi Amahle piled on the pressure but a combination of Shabanie players feigning injuries condemned Chiefs to another defeat.

Shabanie gaffer Takesure Chiragwi was all smiles and applauded his players for a job well done.

“Happy with the win and the boys responded well and delivered on the areas we have been coming short on which is goals”, said Chiragwi.

Opposite coach Guthrie said the game was an evenly balanced contest with the team that converted its chances being the winner.

“We fought a good fight but conceded two identical goals that we should not be letting in. Injuries to seven key players also contributed to our loss”, said Guthrie

Shabanie Biggie Temera, Ali Maliselo, Benjamin Mukundu(Nyasha Mpofu), Washington Kahuni, Tinashe Chigede, Joe Nyabinde, Carlos Rusere, Tinashe Mupumha, Maxwell Murimi(Kibaki Dlamini), Tawanda Makuwe( Pakamisa) and David Tewmwanjira.

Bulawayo Chiefs Kelvin Nyoni, Shadreck Nyahwa, Andrew Tandi, Polite Moyo, Last Sithole, Takunda Muzuva, Farau matare, Graciious Muleya, Brighton Manhire(Aurthur Musiiwa), Perfect Chikwende and Moses Majika.

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FC PLATINUM EASE PAST CHICKEN INN

By Muziwethu Hadebe

@ Luveve stadium, Bulawayo.

Chicken Inn 0-2 FC Platinum (Rodwell Chinyengetere 5’, Edwin Madhanaga 47’)

FC Platinum maintained their dominance over Chicken Inn with a comfortable 5th win over the Bulawayo side in their 15th league meeting since both sides were promoted in 2011, in this Castle Larger Premier Soccer League match.

In the 15 meetings FC Platinum is on 5 wins, Chicken Inn 2 while the other 8 matches ended in draws as the match marked the 215th league match for each of the two teams since their historic promotion.

The win ensured that the gap between them and Ngezi Platinum stars remains on three points ahead of week 15.

The platinum miners took the lead through Rodwell Chinyengetere’s flashing header from an Elvis Moyo cross on the left with the match five minutes old. It was his 5th goal of the season.

Chicken Inn should have equalised mid-way through the first half when a beautiful build up from the back saw the impressive Obriel Chirinda come with a wonder pass for Obadiah Tarumbwa who blasted his effort over the bar.

Two minutes later George Majika saw his rising goal bound effort finger tipped for a corner kick by the inform Petros Mhari the FC Platinum goalkeeper as the visitors took a 1-0 lead at the break.

Just like they started the first half, after just two minutes of the restart former Harare City midfielder Edwin Madhanaga who was outstanding picked a loose ball and turned around Simon Munawa just in front of the centre circle before coming with a grounder that settled into nets, for his third goal of the season.

Norman Mapeza “The early goal calmed our nerves and we could lose possession at times but looked in control when attacking, we did the same in the second half and were lucky with an early goal again, every win is important for us to maintain our position on the log, so far in this season it’s a massive achievement for us to be on 35 points as compared with 2016 at the same stage where we were on 27 points”.

Joey Antipas “We had good possession, I think FC Platinum we superior and them and sister club Ngezi are running away with the title and are challenging one another for it largely due to the fact that they are organised, well-funded and can bring any player to their team, the rest of us are bridesmaids but we need to keep fighting and not give up”.

Man of the match Edwin Madhanaga

Chicken Inn Elvis Chipezeze, Passmore Bernard, Divine Lunga, Guide Goddard, Moses Jackson, Innocent Muchaneka, simon Munawa, Clememnce Matawu, Obriel Chirinda, George Majika(King Nasama), Obadiah Tarumbwa(Darrly Nyandoro).

FC Platinum Petros Mhari, Raphael Muduviwa, Kevin Moyo, Elvis Moyo, Gift Bello, Winston Mhango, Edwin Madhanaga, Rahman Kutsanzira, Mkhokheli Dube, Rodwell Chinyengetere(Never Tigere) Gift Mbweti( Charles Sibanda)

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SUNDAY LIVE PSL UPDATES

Caps United 2-1Yadah(Milton Ncube 23′, John Zhuwawu 58′) (Dzingai Jimmy)

Mutare City 1-2 Triangle(collins dhuwa 52′, Lameck Nhamo 69)(Brain Chinhoyi 61′)

Highlanders 1-1 Chapungu(Adrian Silla 67′)(Bruno Mtigo 21′)

Dynamos      0-0 Herentals

Shabanie      2_1 Bulawayo Chiefs(David Temwanjira 51′, mupumha)(George Majika 82′)

ZPC kariba   1-0 Bulawayo City(Tawanda Nyamandwe)

Nichrut        0-1 Balck Rhinos

@BF chapungu takes the lead after 21 min through Bruno Mtigo.

23 min Goal at the NSS- Milton Ncube puts Caps United ahead.

Chicken Inn 0-1 FC Platinum( Rodwell Chinyengetere 5’)

Caps United 1-0 Yadah(Milton Ncube 23′)

Mutare City 0-0 Triangle

Highlanders 0-1 Chapungu

Dynamos      0-0 Herentals

Shabanie       0-0 Bulawayo Chiefs

ZPC kariba    0-0 Bulawayo City

Nichrut        0-0 Balck Rhinos

@ Luveve Stadium in the 5th minute FC Platinum takes the lead through a header by Rodwell Chinyengetere after meeting a cross from Elvis Moyo. It’s his 5th of the season.

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215th League match each, as Chicken Inn and FC Platinum clash

By Muziwethu Hadebe

CHAMPIONS FC PLATINUM, return to Luveve Stadium where they suffered their only defeat of the season so far, a 2-0 loss to Bulawayo Chiefs during week 7 of the Castle Larger Premier Soccer League.

They face 2015 Champions Chicken Inn on Sunday, in a week 14 fixture knowing that any result other than a win will see Ngezi Platinum extended the gap between the two platinum miners currently placed in the top two.

Ngezi opened a six point lead on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over a Harare City that was expected to stop their unbeaten run (judging by current form).

Despite the shocking defeat to Bulawayo Chiefs, FC Platinum has generally done well against Chicken Inn at Luveve stadium, winning two and drawing four while losing one of their 7 meetings at this venue.

Overall in 14 meetings since they were both promoted into the top flight league in the same year in 2011, FC Platinum has won four times, Chicken Inn twice with the other 8 matches ending in draws.

Both have shown stability in the league as evidenced by a league title that each one of them has picked as they are two years shy of a decade in top flight football.

While FC platinum often gives its coaches blank RTGS forms, there is controlled spending at Chicken Inn while still attracting some of the best players, maybe confirming that they are led by an accountant?

As the two teams walk onto the thick Luveve turf they will be setting the stage for each one of their 215th PSL match, in what will be their 15th meeting in the league since their historic promotion in 2011.

In their 214 league matches so far the Zvishavane based platinum miners again are ahead of the Bulawayo based, Inscor sponsored outfit.

FC Platinum P 214 W 108 D 66 L 40 Goals 288 PTS 390

Chicken Inn P 214 W 96    D 61 L 57 Goals 253 PTS 349

Chicken Inn only finished ahead of FC Platinum when they won the title in 2015 and when they finished third in 2012 under the guidance of the late Adam Ndlovu.

Current form favours FC Platinum who are unbeaten since that loss to Bulawayo Chiefs with 5 wins and a draw. Chicken have lost once in the league just like their opponents but have had 5 draws in their 8 match unbeaten run since their 1-0 defeat to Ngezi in week 5.

Obadiah Tarumbwa is the current top goal scorer at the club while Rodwell Chinyengetere tops at FC Platinum. Both are on four goals so far this season.

Bhula Sangoma predicts a draw. Predict the correct score line and stand a chance to win a cap.

In the other PSL matches on Sunday Mutare City host Triangle, as the visitors have lost their last two matches. Dynamos host Herentals at Rufaro, hoping to bounce back to winning ways. Nichrut are home to Black Rhinos. Shabanie host Bulawayo City. Yadah clash with Caps united. ZPC Kariba host unpredictable Bulawayo Chiefs with Highlanders hosting Chapungu at Babourfields.

WEEK 14

Saturday Ngezi Platinum Stars 3-1 Harare City (Dzukamanja, Bulaji and Nguluve)

Sunday Chicken Inn vs FC Platinum, Mutare City vs Triangle, Dynamos vs Herentals, Nichrut vs Black Rhinos, Shabanie vs Bulawayo City, Highlanders vs Chapungu, ZPC Kariba vs Bulawayo Chiefs and Yadah vs Caps united.

 

 

 

 

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ITS NOW 14 FOR NGEZI

Mysports Reporter

@ The Baobab Stadium, Mhondoro Ngezi.

Ngezi Platinum Stars 3-1 Harare City (Terrence Dzukamanja 18’, Kelvin Bulaji 26′, and James Nguluve 36′)(Wilfred Muvirimi 77′)

Harare city coach Mark Harrison has revealed that Ngezi Platinum Stars is championship material after his team went down 3-1, as Ngezi made it 14 matches unbeaten in their opening 14 matches of the season.

Harare City world crumbled in the 18th minute after Terence Dzukamanja came to the end of a James Nguluve pass to put Madamburo 1-0 after city defenders went to sleep. It was his 8th goal of the season.

City tried to gain ground but thier strikers of Kuda Musharu and William Manondo were passengers and were substituted.

An ambitious shot by Godknows Murwira was parried by Ryan Harrison in goals for City and from there a fine corner kick by Michael Charamba was headed in by Kenneth Bulaji to double Ngezi lead after 26 minutes for his first goal of the season.

Ten min after the breather James Nguluve made 3-0, the goal came through the involvement of Walter Mukanga and enterprising Michael Charamba.

Charamba won possession in the middle of the park and took on City defenders before laying to Mukanga who later laid to Nguluve to slot home for his third goal of the season.

Harrison brought in Wilfred Muvirimi for Musharu in the 72nd minute and five minutes later he pulled one for the visitors from a Tafadzwa Chimwemwe assist, his second goal of the season and also the second in consecutive matches.

Ngezi Platinum Stars Donovan Bernard, Kenneth Bulaji, Liberty Chakoroma, Keith Murera, James Nguluve(Clive Augusto 62’), Terrence Dzukamanja(ketala 74’), Godknows Murerwa, Walter Mukanga, Michael Charamba(Donald Teguru 90’), Frank Mukarati and Tichaona Chipunza.

Harare City Ryan Harrison, Raymond Uchena, Takudzwa Chimwemwe, Bright Chayambuka, Hastings Chapusha, Tendai Samanja, Moses Muchenje(Muyambo 66’), Tatenda Tumba, Kudakwashe Mushura(Muvirimi 72’), William Manondo(Martin Vengesai 35′), Malvin Gaki,

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Saturday Sports Live updates

Muvirimi pulled one back for Harare City as the match ended 3_1 ifo Ngezi. FT 3_1.

53 min Nguluve makes it 3_0

Half time Ngezi 2-0 City

Ngezi Platinum Stars Donovan Bernard, Kenneth Bulaji, Liberty Chakoroma, Keith Murera, James Nguluve, Terrence Dzukamanja, Godknows Murerwa, Walter Mukanga, Michael Charamba, Frank Mukarati and Tichaona Chipunza.

Harare City Ryan Harrison, Raymond Uchena, Takudzwa Chimwemwe, Bright Chayambuka, Hastings Chapusha, Tendai Samanja, Moses Muchenje, Tatenda Tumba, Kudakwashe Mushura, William Manondo(Martin Vengesai 35′), Malvin Gaki,

This is how the teams are lining up

35 min Vengesai comes in for Manondo. City change. 2-0

26 min GOAL  Bulaji heads home a charamba corner kick its now 2-0

20 min Chakoroma almost scores an own goal but the ball hits the upright. 1-0

17 min-Goal @ Baobab- Ngezi scores through Terrence Dzukamanja,  his 8th goal of the season from a James Nguluve pass. 1-0

one match in the PSL  after 12 min its Ngezi 0-0 Harare City

26 May Hwange come from behind to beat Talen Vision(Who are now under the guidance of Mkhuphali Masuku) 2-1 at the Colliery.

25 May Results Div one Southern Region

Ciwu 1-1 Bosso

Toronto 0-0 ZPC Hwange

Indlovu 0-0 Tsholotsho

Mainline 1-0 ZRP BYO

Makomo 0-1 Moto

Zim Leopards 1-0 NRZ Leopards

 

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Rhinos and Dynamos Draw, Herentals and Yadah win

Mysports Reporter

Black Rhinos 1-1 Dynamos (Lot Chiwunga 20’) (Quality Kangadze 56’)

Quality Kangadze scored his fourth goal of the season as Dynamos got an equaliser in the 56th minute to force a share of the spoils with Black Rhinos after receiving an Ocean Mushure free kick at Rufaro stadium on Thursday.

Rhinos had taken the lead in the 20th minute through Lot Chiwunga after 20 minutes for his 4th goal of the season.

A couple of missiles were thrown onto the pitch from a section of disgruntled Dynamos fans as their team struggled for a constant form with the new man in charge Biggie Zuze describing the point picked as an important one given to the “confusion” happening at the club.

Black Rhinos Ashley Rayners, Malvine Mekiwa, Farai Banda, Bruce Homora, Shadreck Jimu, Donald Mudadi, Wonder Kapinda, Tafadzwa Jaravani, Vincent Mhandu, Wellington Taderera, Lot Chiwunga.

Dynamos Tonderai Mateyaunga, Jimmy Tigere, Romario Matova, Peace Makaha, Godfrey Mukambi, Blessing Moyo, James Marufu, Cleopas Kapupurika, Emmanuel Mandiranga, Ocean Mushure and Kudakwashe Kumwala.

Herentals 1-0 Triangle (Blessing Maunganidze 81’ P)

Blessing Maunganidze scored his second penalty in consecutive matches as the students beat Triangle 1-0 at the National sports stadium in this lunch time kick off.

Yadah 1-0 Mutare City (Ralph Matema 52’)

In the second match at 3pm Veteran forward Ralph Matema scored his third goal of the season heading into the nets a Willard Kalongoda cross in the 52nd minute at the same venue.

 

 

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