Manica Diamonds gore Caps United

Manica Diamonds 2

Caps United 0

Caps United thought they had done everything that was expected of them to at least come out with a point away from home after holding on to a goalless draw for 80 miniutes.

Ralph Kawondera denied them in the dying minutes when he scored a brace after coming in for the last 10 minutes of play.

The game had started with all the ingredients that the supporters expect when they pay their monies to watch a football match. It was a balanced affair as both teams were playing some good passing game.

Micheal Tapera had his powerful shot blocked by Hasting Chapusha after he had pulled a trigger.

Before the dust had settled down Clive Rupiya failed to beat Manica goalkeeper Tadius Baye in a one on one situation.

Manica’s Tawanda Macheke who was introduced as a second half substitute decided to go for the kill and blasted his effort over bar in the 48th minute. Both team had their chances but were not utilising them.

Ageless, Rodwell Chinyengetere thought he had scored for the visitors when he chipped the ball over Manica goalkeeper only to see the ball perched on the roof of the net in the 77th minute.

Ralph Kawondera was the hero of the day. He was brought in replacing Bret Amidu with only 10 minutes to go to full time.

He scored his first goal of the day after Talent Chamboko had provided an assist and Ralph made a volley that gave Caps goalkeeper Ashly no chance.

Jairos Tapera the Manica coach was left a relieved man. He was full of praise for his decision to bring Kawondera in the dying minutes of the game.

His opposite number Lloyd Chitembwe said if Clive Rupiya had scored that chance otherwise the result would have been different.

“We had done everything to win that match but disappointed Rupiya could had killed that goal.

You know in football if you do not use the chances that you got you are bound to be punished. We were caught on counter attacks”, said Chitembwe.

Results of other matches

Zpc Kariba 0-0 Highlanders

Green fuel 2-0 Yadah

Chicken inn 0-2 Sheasham

Ngezi plat 1-0 Byo Chiefs

FC Plat 1-2 Simba Bhora

Black Rhino’s 1-2 Cranborne Bullets

Herentials 2-2 Triangle.Dynamos 0-0 Hwange

Saturday matches results:

Zpc 0-0 Highlanders

Green fuel 2-0 Yadah

Chicken inn 0-1 Sheasham

Ngezi plat 1-0 Byo Chiefs

Fc Plat 1-2 Simba Bhora

Black Rhinos 1-2 Cranborne Bullets

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Mr Allen Choruma, Permanent Secretary Corporate Governance Unit in the Office of the President and Cabinet

Parastatals urged to set pace

The Government expects the positive impact of the ongoing economic transformation agenda to be spread to grassroots in line with Vision 2030 targets and has charged State-owned enterprises and parastatals to lead the pace through improved service delivery and increasing their contribution to the mainstream economy. Despite the successes registered so far under the National […]

Read More
President Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe Economic Development Conference 2nd edition opens today

PRESIDENT Mnangagwa will today officially open the second edition of the two-day Zimbabwe Economic Development Conference (ZEDCON) in Victoria Falls. The outcome of the event is set to contribute to the formulation of the 2024 National Budget, reviewing the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1), and reinforcing and re-shaping Zimbabwe’s growth trajectory going forward. The Ministry […]

Read More
Dr Nevers Mumba

British academic recruited Mumba for regime change mission

A BRITISH academic was at the centre of the European Union (EU) plot to derail the country’s democratic processes in last month’s elections, working closely with a willing SADC member State that is sympathetic to the opposition. Last week, The Herald exposed how the SADC Election Observer Mission (SEOM) and the country’s opposition were pawns […]

Read More