By Jafferson Ndhlovu,
Finally the first maximum points for the Airmen have been delivered. Chapungu FC squeezed their dear lives of the sunshine starved Sunshine Boys Harare City FC.
A 13th minute Chitori goal by the Airmen was all they needed to climb out the bottom table they have occupied in as many weeks.
It was a priceless goal. And the Ascot boys decided to actually shut the doors throw away they to there armoury. It didn’t matter what the enemies threw at them for the next 77 minutes. The keys to unlock that resolute defending was lost.
Harare City will to the capital city a totally disappointed crew. Back to the drawing board once again. It’s not looking good for the technical bench.
Bantu Rovers sent a scare into the spines of their opponents Bulawayo and Zimbabwean giants Highlanders when they took the lead via a penalty early in the game.
It was not the game plan Erol Akbay had in mind. The coach was bitterly upset in the week. Blaming his senior team of complacency and when opted to run changes to try and rectify things, the dose by Rovers got quite unsettling. The emotional decision was staring in his face.
He had to rally his boys to rise up show what they are capable of. And paid off.
Bantu Rovers took the lead via penalty to unsettle their big brothers at is traditionally their home ground. But this afternoon were visitors.
Highlanders equalised a few minutes later through midfield genius Nadola took the match to break on level terms.
Prince Dube made sure Bosso collected maximum points scoring the important goal way into the second half. That sent onto the top four at least for the night.
The grinding machine of former Zimbabwe international Norman Mapeza found a rather enterprising target, Yadah FC.
It will seem like the decision to relieve Jairos Tapela of his duties by Prophet Walter Magaya was not reason for the losd to Dembare. Maybe just maybe The Prayer Boys Yadah FC are just now realising that premiership football is a bigger picture than they imagined.
They have been playing so good and entertaining football. But facing moneygame teams like FC Platinum with fancy football might never win them matches.
Plasto will squeeze the little life out of opponents with half chances. And that’s what teams kike debutantes Yadah need to realise.
Goals from Mbweti and Takwara were enough to send FC Platinum to summit of the 2017 season and will anxiously be monitoring the out of match of weekend at Baobab Stadium. Ngezi Platinum as they welcome ZPC Kariba this Sunday.
Four loses on the trot for Yadah Stars is a massive scare. A bitter baptism than they anticipated in the gruesome league.
In the usually hot town of Beitbridge, Bulawayo City snatched maximum points of host Tsholotsho FC.
This should push the managers of the City of Kings to 11 points. A huge relief after a string of disappointing loses.
Full Saturday Results
Chapungu 1 – 0 Harare City
Bantu Rovers 1 – 2 Highlanders
FC Platinum 2 – 0 Yadah Stars
Tsholotsho 0 – 1 Bulawayo City.