By Muziwethu Hadebe
Talented but controversial Highlanders FC midfielder Denzel Khumalo was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after he was involved in a car accident.
Although the details of his arrest are still sketchy MYSPORTS can confirm that Khumalo was in police custody at the time of filing this story.
MYSPORTS understands that Khumalo was driving a BMW and crushed onto a Honda Fit in the City center before escaping from the accident scene with his passenger.
Earlier in the week the midfielder fought with Bosso team manager Vezigama Dlodlo at training over the payment of his training allowances.
Former Technical Manager Madinda Ndlovu had stopped using Khumalo in his set up owing to his poor disciplinary record which saw him disappear from the squad until his recent return to the team when Madinda left the club for Botswana.
MYSPORTS also understands that Khumalo will appear in court on Monday. He has made just three appearances this season for Bosso and all of them as a substitute against Herentals, Chapungu and Black Rhinos.
Khumalo was not part of the Bosso squad that travelled to the capital to face Caps United this afternoon in a PSL match.
He joined Highlanders from Bantu Rovers in a swap deal with striker McCarthy Dube in 2017 but spent most of his time in the Bosso 90 team until Madinda promoted him into the first team halfway through the 2018 season. Khumalo played his junior football in the Mpopoma high density suburb with Ajax.
By Muziwethu Hadebe
@ Luveve Stadium, Bulawayo.
Chicken Inn 1-1 Yadah (Brett Amidu) (Ralph Matema)
Chicken Inn started life without striker Clive Augusto as they dropped two valuable points in this Castle Larger Premier Soccer League match on Saturday.
Head coach Joey Antipas admitted that it was not easy playing without Augusto while confirming that the current PSL top goal scorer had moved to South Africa to join Maritzburg United in a secretly kept deal.
The Gamecocks took the lead through a header by Brett Amidu to connect a lovely cross from the left by Xolani Ndlovu after 21 minutes; it was his fourth goal for this year.
Yadah had a better second half and equalized with a fine strike from veteran forward Ralph Matema after 48 minutes, it was also his fourth goal of the season.
Chicken Inn had two chances towards the end as substitute Innocent Muchaneka saw his grounder collected by the goalkeeper Isaiah Ali in the 81st minute, while two minutes later Guide Goddard had his powerful header again collected by the alert Ali.
In other Saturday fixtures Chapungu beat Black Rhinos 2-1 away from home with goals from Maxwell Mavuto and Brighton Mungoni while Moses Demera got his 7th goal of the season for Rhinos.
Harare City continued to struggle losing out at home to Manica Diamonds 1-2. City had taken the lead through Wilfred Muvirimi but Manica hit back with goals from Last Jesi and Stanley Ngala.
Tel one was held to a 2-2 draw by visiting Bulawayo Chiefs at Ascot stadium in Gweru. Tel One scored through Jacob Muzokumba and David Temwanjira (Penalty) while Hughe Chikozo and Authur Musiiwa(Penalty) got the goals for Chiefs.
Herentals vs ZPC Kariba, Caps United vs Highlanders, Hwange vs Dynamos, Triangle vs FC Platinum and Mushowani vs Ngezi Platinum Stars.
By Mandlenkosi Ncube
CHICKEN INN Football Club was presented with a brand new branded bus by their sponsors Nyaradzo Group on Wednesday.
The club who struck a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nyaradzo Group earlier this year was promised a branded bus as part of the deal. Since the beginning of the season the Game Cocks have been using one of Nyaradzo’s buses to travel to their games.
The sponsorship deal also provides funeral cover to 50 members of Chicken Inn including some of its former players.
Speaking at the handover ceremony of the bus Nyaradzo Group general manager Tendayi Kanjanda outlined the Group’s reasoning behind providing sponsorship to football clubs.
“The score pack plan on the back of which we are sponsoring this bus is to provide solutions to football clubs so that they have financial independence”, he said
Simbisa brands, the principal sponsors of Chicken Inn FC were represented at the function by the Finance Director Onias Moyo. He urged the players to promote the two brands, Nyaradzo and Simbisa.
“We need to be exemplary as Chicken Inn FC, You can imagine after fighting on the pitch and then you get into the Nyaradzo bus, it won’t work”, he said.
Chicken Inn club chairman Juta Tshuma challenged the team to push for the title now that Nyaradzo had honored its promise.
“It is now up to the team to also live to its billing and once again be the champions at the end of the season”, he said.
Chicken Inn who are second and a point behind the pace setters FC Platinum will get a feel of the new bus when they travel to the Colliery to face Hwange in week 14 of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.
By Mandlenkosi Ncube
Chicken Inn Football Club held their first awards ceremony of the year to recognize their player’s performance in the opening 13 matches of season on Monday.
Chicken Inn who are gunning for the league title sit second on the table a point adrift of defending champions FC Platinum having amassed 26 points.
Speaking at the awards ceremony the club chairman thanked the club’s partners for their immense contribution to the club.
“We want to thank our partners who have contributed so immensely for this achievement, our partners assist us in motivating our players to perform as they are doing”, said Juta Tshuma, Chicken I Read More
By Mandlenkosi Ncube
@ Luveve Stadium.
CHICKEN INN 3
MUSHOWANI STARS 1
Chicken Inn got back to winning ways with a win over Mushowani Stars in a Castle Premier Soccer League match played at Luveve Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Fresh off the PSL break, second from bottom placed Mushowani Stars were looking to give Chicken Inn a stern test but were outclassed by a quick and eager Chicken Inn side that ensured they remain within touching distance of league leaders FC Platinum who beat Manica Diamonds at Mandava through a goal by Albert Eonde.
Clive Augusto bagged a brace taking his goal tally to 13 goals in 13 matches. However, he squandered a chance to score a hat trick blasting a penalty kick over the bar early in the second half.
Shortly after the quarter mark Chicken Inn were awarded a penalty after some lovely exchange between Clive Augusto and Marlvin Gaki which saw Mushowani’s Clive Dzingayi handle the resulting cut back.
Augusto coolly converted the spot kick to give Chicken Inn a deserved lead.
Chicken Inn did not take their foot off the pedal and continued to push for a second goal and Mushowani Star’s goalkeeper Admire Masuku had to be at his best to keep out Innocent Mucheneka’s long range strike on 25 minutes.
Immediately after the half hour mark Chicken Inn doubled their lead through Sipho Ndlovu who started and finished the fine move, coming to the end of a Passmore Bernard cross with a perfect header.
Clive Augusto put the game beyond reach six minutes before half time with a well taken strike inside the box after being fed by Marlvin Gaki whose fine work did enough to draw defenders to give Augusto enough space.
The second half began where Chicken Inn had left off in the first half earning a second penalty kick of the day when halftime substitute Obriel Chirinda was brought down in the box. Clive Augusto stepped up looking to extend his tally but blazed his effort over the bar.
Still in need of three goals, Mushowani seeking a response went all in with their substitutions subbing on three players all at once in the 50th minute.
They became the better team in the second half but failed to convert their chances with Evans Katema on top of his game.
With a minute left to play Katema scored a consolation goal for Mushowani with a fine strike just inside the 18 yard box for his 7th of the season.
After the game Mushowani Stars head coach bemoaned his charges slow start to the game.
“I think we gave them too much space and respect in the first half and we conceded first, they had up to five corners in the opening ten minutes”, said Newman Mashipha, Mushowani Stars Coach.
Chicken Inn coach praised his side’s first half performance but remained critical of his team’s complacency in the second half
“First half we were explosive, good tempo to the game and a lot of intensity that we put on our opponents but we seem to take our foot off the pedal especially in the second halves, especially when we are up as we think that we have won and I think we got to learn to continue to play for 90 minutes not just 45 minutes”, said Joey Antipas.
By Muziwethu Hadebe
The Castle Larger Premier Soccer League reached 200 goals after Week 11 fixtures, with Bulawayo Chiefs involved on the 200th goal, just like they did with the 100th goal of the season.
Chiefs were involved in the goal that marked a century of goals in the PSL when they lost to Yadah 3-2, as Yadah midfielder Johannes Sibanda scored the winning goal.
This time around it was Chief’s player Hussein Zvavakapano who scored from the spot what turned out to be the 200th goal of the current PSL season. The goal not only gave Chiefs the three points but only their second win of the season.
It was the 25th goal of the 200 goals to be scored from the penalty spot this season. The 25 goals came from 14 different players, as only four teams Dynamos, Ngezi Platinum Stars, Black Rhinos and Herentals are yet to score from the spot.
Chapungu and Harare City have scored the most from the spot through Allen Tawariswa (3 times), also on three goals from the spot is Harare City although it’s through different players namely Moses Muchenje, Walter Mukanga and Captain Marshall Machazani.
Other teams to benefit from the spot include Highlanders (2) all converted by goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda, Chicken Inn (2) all scored by Clive Augusto, Mushowani Stars (2) all scored by Evans Katema, FC Platinum (2) all scored by Devon Chafa.
The other teams on two penalties are Hwange (Gilbert Zulu and Ernest Gwitima), Triangle (Russell Madamombe and Timothy January) and Bulawayo Chiefs (Authur Musiyiwa and Zvavakapano. There have been single penalties for Caps united (Joel Ngodzo), ZPC Kariba (Tavaka Mawaya), Tendayi Kachembere (Manica Diamonds), Leeroy Mavhunga (Yadah) and Jacob Muzokumba (Tel One.
Harare City beat Chicken Inn 2-1 in week 11 despite finishing the match with ten men after Jerry Chipangura was red carded for a second bookable offence. It was the 10th red card of the season as Chipangura became the 9th player to be red carded. ZPC Kariba left back Munyaradzi Kunyarimwe is already on two red cards he picked against Bulawayo Chiefs and Ngezi Platinum Stars. Ian Nekati who also plays for ZPC Kariba was the first player to pick a red card against Chicken Inn on the first day of the season. The other red cards have gone to McClive Phiri (Highlanders), Edward Sadomba and Godfrey Mukambi both Dynamos, Piniel Gumbo (Chapungu), Frankson Bushiri (Tel One) and Collen Kwaramba of Chapungu.
Other statistics in the league so far are as follows;
2 Hatricks from Ishmael Wadi and Clive Augusto.
3 Own goals (Donald Teguru, Patson Jaure and Takunda Muzuva).
14 braces from 12 players with Augusto and Evans Katema on two braces while the following players are on single braces Ngandu Mangala, Brighton Mungoni, Ian Nyoni, Johaness Sibanda, Wellington Taderera, Brett Amidu, Joel Ngodzo, Donald Teguru, Phelius Sibanda and Moses Demera.
Augusto is the current top goal scorer with 11 goals from 11 matches. He also picked the April and May player of the month awards while Lloyd Chitembwe of Caps United was named the April coach of the month as Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas picked the May coach of the month.
By Muziwethu Hadebe
@Luveve Stadium, Bulawayo.
CIWU 2-0 AJAX
CIWU recorded their fourth win of the season in five matches in the ZIFA Southern Region Div One with a comfortable win over the boys from Bulawayo’s Mpopoma high density suburb.
CIWU, who have beaten Arenel, Mosi Rovers and Binga Pirates by an identical 2-1 score line before losing to ZPC Hwange away 1-0, surged ahead in the 14th minute through a penalty converted by left back Gift Gumbo.
The penalty came after Keith Chikama who was preferred to start ahead of Muziwakhe Dlamini was brought down in the box.
CIWU who also dropped right back Nqobizitha Mpofu and started with khalimani Ncube from the team that beat Binga Pirates got their second goal from former Tsholotsho forward Tambudzai Ngulube when he finished a scrambled effort in the box, 21 minutes into the second half. It was his second goal of the season.
The only blow for CIWU was the red carding of centre back and Captain Edwin Sibanda for rough play very late into the second half.
Bosso 90 also won for the fourth time, with one defeat so far after beating new boys Arenel 3-1 at Crescent Sports Club. The Highlanders football club developmental side got its goals from Dominic Jaricha (his 3rd of the season), Donnet Fosho(his second of the season) and Tony Sibanda in what was his first strike of the season.
Former Highlanders striker Tapela Ngwenya saw his Makomo side picked a valuable three points away to Binga Pirates, thanks to a goal from Abel Machaka. Its turning out to be a diffucult place to visit(Binga).
Gift Lunga kicked off his new job at Mosi Rovers with a goalless draw against Casmyn in Victoria Falls.
Week 5 however started on Friday as Talen Vision who are unbeaten so far beat Pumula East boys Toronto 3-1. Grey Kufandada scored his first goal of the season for TV, while there were single strikes from Brian Muza and Adrian Banana (both are now on two goals this season). Toronto got their consolation through Jefta Ndlovu( a goal which had earlier been credited to Thabiso Ndlela) Ndlela remains on three goals.
Veteran player Cannan Nkomo scored in the last five minutes as title favourites Bulawayo City dropped points away to Main Line in Plumtree, while Indlovu Iyanyathela managed to hold ZPC Hwange to a goalless draw in Hwange.
Week 5 Results
Talen Vision 3-1 Toronto
Arenel 1-3 Bosso 90
Binga Pirates 0-1 Makomo
Ajax 0-2 CIWU
Main line 1-1 Bulawayo City
ZPC Hawnge 0-0 Indlovu
Mosi Rovers 0-0 Casmyn
By Muziwethu Hadebe
@ Babourfields Stadium, Bulawayo.
Chicken Inn 3-0 Highlanders
MADINDA NDLOVU was left short of announcing his resignation during a post-match press conference after watching his team succumb to their third defeat of the season at the hands of their City neighbours and remained without a win in their opening seven matches of the season.
“I cannot tell if there is going to be any change in the next minute at Highlanders and judging by today’s performance I don’t see anything changing, the situation is not normal at Highlanders”, Ndlovu reacted to the defeat.
Asked if the statement meant he was resigning, he had a twisted response.
“You can ask that to the chairman of the club, I have a contract and what are contracts for, you have to win matches and if you not winning the matches and you are the reason then you have to march out just like any other coach”.
Ndlovu who took long to come to the press conference opting to go and address his players after the final whistle is understood to have told his players and members of the technical team that he will think about his position at the club overnight.
His mood in the press conference presented someone who felt hard done by the Bosso system despite his efforts. It will seem he will play a waiting game and will want the club to fire him rather than him resigning.
On the pitch the Game Cocks raced to a 3-0 lead at the break with a brace from a Brett Amidu and a single strike from Clive Augusto who picked his sixth goal of the season. His goal in 37th minute caused a 20 minute stoppage as Bosso fans threw missiles onto the pitch saying the former Ngezi Platinum striker had scored from an offside position.
With a team thin on leadership following suspension of its two executive members there was no leadership on the pitch to control the crowd, save for treasurer Donald Ndebele who enter the pitch in the 15th min of the violence forced stoppage.
There is simple chaos at Highlanders as the defeat left the team without a win in the opening seven matches and without a goal at Babourfields stadium. It was Chicken Inn’s eighth league win over Highlanders since they came into the PSL and Bosso has managed just two wins, with the other seven matches ending in draws.
Triangle United 5-1 Nichrut
Triangle United who are having a decent season under the guidance of Taurai Mangwiro reached the semi-finals of the Chibuku Super Cup for the first time with this convincing victory over new comers Nichrut at Gibbo stadium on Sunday.
The “Sugar Sugar” boys who did not score in the first round and had to knock Shabanie Mine out of the competition in a penalty shoot-out took a 2-0 lead at the break with goals from Ralph Kawondera in the 21st minute and Collins Dhuwa after 35 minutes.
Washington Pakamisa pulled one back for the visitors six minutes into the second half as they gave themselves hope in this match after a second match on the road in this cup.
Triangle were however the more dominant team and added three more goals as Kawondera completed his brace in the 57th minute.
Russell Madamombe picked his second goal of the Chibuku Super Cup since 2014, while former Hwange striker Delic Murimba scored the 5th goal in the 89th minute.
Dynamos 1-1 Herentals (Dynamos won 5-4 on Penalties)
DYNAMOS advanced to the semi-finals of the Chibuku Super Cup for the second time since the return of the cup in 2014 with a 5-4 penalty shoot out victory over Herentals at Rufaro stadium on Sunday.
Quality Kangadze put Dynamos ahead in the 24th minute. Blessing Majarira equalised from the spot in the 31st minute after Jimmy Tigere hacked him down in the box.
On Saturday Harare City beat Highlanders 2-0 to make it to their 5th Chibuku Super Cup semi-final out of the five since 2014.
Wilfred Muvirimi and William Manondo scored for city as Manondo reached 13 goals in this tournament since 2014.
Caps united played to a goalless draw with Chapungu, but advanced to their first semi-final after a 5-4 win on penalties.
The tournament is now 20 goals shy of the 200 mark since it returned in 2014.
Semi Finalist for 28 October;
Harare City- 5th semi-final place
Dynamos- 2nd semi-final place
Triangle – 1st semi-final place
Caps united- 1st semi-final place
Harare City 2-0 Highlanders( Wilfred Muvirimi, William Manondo)
Caps 0-0 Chapungu( Caps won 5-4 on penalties)
Today, @ Half Time
Dynamos 1-1Herentals( Quality Kangadze 24′)(Blessing Maunganidze 31′ P)
Triangle 2-0 Nichrut(Ralph Kawondera 21′, Collins Dhuwa 35′)
What the goals mean,
Harare City reach their 5th Chibuku Super Cup semi final since 2014.
Caps United reach their 1st Chibuku Super Cup semi Final since 2014.
Both Qaulity and Blessing with their first Chibuku Super Cup goals.
Ralph Kawondera with his first Chibuku Super Cup goal, the first for Dhuwa as well as the total Chibuku Super goals reach 176 since 2014.
51 min Washington Pakamisa pulled one back for Nichrut to make it Triangle 2-1 Nichrut.
57 min Kawondera with a brace as his header makes it Triangle 3-1.
73 min Russell madamombe makes it 4-1, his second Chibuku cup goal since the return of the cup in 2014.
89 min Aggripa Murimba makes it 5-1 for Triangle.
FT Traingle 5-1 Nichrut( Ralph Kawondera 2, Collins Dhuwa, Russell Madamombe and Agrippa Murimba)
FT Dynamos 1-1 Herentals( Quality Kangadze)( Blessing Maunganidze P)- Now on Penalty shoot outs.