Highlanders out on revenge mission

Highlanders out on revenge mission 1

By Ricky Zililo Two-years after succumbing to a 3-0 defeat against Hwange at the Colliery Stadium, Highlanders return to the coal mining town hoping to end a four-match Castle Lager Premiership winless streak that has left them staring at relegation. Mandla Mpofu Highlanders, then coached by Dutchman Erol Akbay, now Ngezi Platinum Stars coach, went on to finish sixth, while Hwange were relegated. This time around the two sides meet at a time when they are both fighting for survival. Related Articles Highlanders are two points and two places above…

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Lulu tips Caps for PSL title

Lulu tips Caps for PSL title 2

By Tadious Manyepo HIGHLANDERS coach Mandla “Lulu” Mpofu has tipped Caps United to go all the way and win the league champions if they sustain the trailblazing form they have just picked in the Castle Lager Premiership. Mandla MpofuMandla “Lulu” Mpofu The Green Machine put on one of their best performances this season when they rallied from a goal down to beat Mpofu’s charges 2-1 at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. The win came on the back of another impressive 1-0 win over Manica Diamonds, a week earlier. Related…

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DeMbare, Hwange match descends to chaos

DeMbare, Hwange match descends to chaos 3

By Tobias Mandoreba Hooliganism reared its ugly head in a Castle Lager Premiership match at the Colliery Stadium yesterday resulting in a 21-minute stoppage in the 55th minute when an overzealous Dynamos fan scaled the perimeter fence and sprinted to the Hwange goal area where he sprinkled an unidentified liquid substance from a plastic bottle. October 2017 FILE PICTURE: Stung by the reality that they were staring a painful defeat, one that could cost them the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title, Dynamos supporters attacked rival Ngezi Platinum Stars fans…

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Nine-man Ngezi lose at home

Nine-man Ngezi lose at home 4

By Lloyd Mwale TRIANGLE tore the form book as a Russell Madamombe spot kick as enough for the visitors to collect maximum points in this Castle Lager Premiership contest. Ngezi Platinum Stars coach Erol Akbay The hosts finished the contest with nine men after two of their troops were shown red cards. A fine solo on the right flank by Triangle captain Ralph Kawondera ended with him feeding Madamombe whose effort beat goalkeeper Nelson Chadya. Related Articles Ngezi defender Ariel Makopa was adjudged to have used his hand to try…

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Bosso edge Chapungu

Bosso edge Chapungu 5

By Innocent Kurira Highlanders finally remembered how to win at Barbourfields Stadium when they laboured to secure maximum points against visiting Chapungu in a Castle Lager Premiership match yesterday. Prince Dube who scored against Chapungu beats his marker in a match played at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday It was only Bosso’s fourth victory of the season. The score line wasn’t a true reflection of the game, but for the Bulawayo giants, to contemplate a below par performance is a secondary matter. They have played better, but still lost or drew games…

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Akbay in Bosso reunion

Akbay in Bosso reunion 6

By Snodia Mikiri Ngezi Platinum coach Erol Akbay says he is nervous but optimistic of positive results ahead of the Castle Lager Premiership encounter against his former club Highlanders. Former Highlanders goalkeepers’ coach Cosmos Tsano Zulu (left) chats to then head coach Erol Akbay while the then newly appointed assistant coach Melusi Sibanda looks uninterested in the conversation at Hartsfield Ground Ngezi host Bosso at Baobab on Saturday and it’s the Dutch coach’s first time to face them since leaving the club in 2017. He had spent two season at…

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DeMbare’s young guns fire blanks

DeMbare’s young guns fire blanks 7

By Tadious Manyepo Dynamos’ nervous young guns once again froze at the big stage before an expectant home crowd, bringing their fighting credentials at this level under immense scrutiny in a Castle Lager Premiership football deadlock at Rufaro yesterday. Tonderai Ndiraya For a Glamour Boys side which came into this tie on the back of a big result after becoming only the second club to beat champions FC Platinum at Mandava in two years last weekend to have been so pedestrian in their approach was as disappointing to their fans…

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City fry Chicken

City fry Chicken 8

By Veronica Gwaze Ishmael Wadi  continued with his fine scoring form when he grabbed one of two goals that that helped Harare City upstage fancied Chicken Inn in a Castle Lager Premiership Ishmael Wadi  continued with his fine scoring form when he grabbed one of two goals that that helped Harare City upstage fancied Chicken Inn in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Luveve yesterday. Chicken Inn’s Malvin Gaki (left) tussles for the ball against Harare City’s Marshall Machazani during a soccer league match played at Luveve Stadium yesterday Veteran…

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Top form Augusto dismantles Green Machine

Top form Augusto dismantles Green Machine 9

By Eddie Chikamhi Primeiro de Agosto are the current champions of Angola and, recently, they even went all the way to the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League after defeating FC Platinum along the way. Clive Augusto Translated into English, their name means First Of August. Clive Augusto is the red-hot Chicken Inn striker who has been destroying defences in the domestic championship. Related Articles After scoring a hattrick at the National Sports Stadium yesterday, which sucked life out of Caps United in a Castle Lager Premiership match, he deserves…

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Rooney to the rescue

Rooney to the rescue 10

By Chikamhi Ronald ‘’Rooney’’ Chitiyo made the difference with a bullet header to propel Caps United to victory over stubborn newboys Mushowani Stars in a see-saw Castle Lager Premiership encounter at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. Ronald Chitiyo The diminutive midfielder, who returned from injury recently, settled the matters with a 79th minute header after Mushowani’s star forward Evans Katema had put the visitors in strong contention with a first half brace. The Green Machine needed a quick response, after losing for the first time this season in the defeat…

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