Zimbabwe international striker Knox Mutizwa scored a brace, with his goals coming on either side of the break in Golden Arrows’ 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv South Africa Premiership on Saturday.
Mutizwa has now scored six goals against Kaizer Chiefs and the win keeps the in-form Abafana Bes’thende four points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns on the DStv Premiership log table.
Mutizwa had an easy tap-in after Petersen, had a poor first touch that led to the ball bubbling away from his feet.
Mutizwa’s second goal was courtesy of Chiefs’ attacking player Mduduzi Shabalala who needlessly lost possession in the middle of the park, allowing Mutizwa to steal the ball and pass it to Nduduzo Sibiya who crossed it back to him to stab it home in the 54th minute.
NAKAMBA RETURNS TO VILLA PARK, LOSES
Midfielder Marvellous Nakamba was back at Villa Park but in Luton Town colours and suffered a 1-3 loss to Aston Villa in an English Premiership match yesterday.
Nakamba was taken off in the 76th minute with Luton 0-3 down and was given a rating of five out of 10.
FIRST SERIE A START, STILL NO WIN FOR ZEMURA
Defender Jordan Zemura made it to the starting line-up for Udinese for the first time as they forced a 1-1 draw at Monza in the Italian Serie A yesterday.
Zemura lasted 62 minutes and was given a rating of 6.1 out of 10.
The 23-year-old Zemura became the first Zimbabwean to play in the Serie A after joining Udinese from English Premiership side, Bournemouth early this year.
MUNETSI TAKEN OFF, REIMS SNATCH LATE WIN
Midfielder, Marshall Munetsi was taken off after 66 minutes as Stade de Reims laboured to a 1-0 win over Lorient in a French Ligue 1 match on Saturday.
The 27-year-old Munetsi was given a rating of 6.2 out of 10 for his contribution before being replaced by Amine Salama.
He has featured in all the 10 league matches for Reims, scoring two goals and assisting three for a goal involvement of five.
MUSKWE STARTS, EXETER END LOSING RUN
On-loan striker, Admiral Muskwe was in the starting line-up again as Exeter City ended a six-match losing run with a 1-1 draw at home to Lincoln in an English League One match on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Muskwe partnered 23-year-old James Scott upfront and lasted 58 minutes before being taken out for Yanic Wildschut.
Soccerway website gave Muskwe a rating of 2.8 out of 10 for his performance on Saturday.
The biggest talking point for Muskwe was a miss in what was to be one of Exeter’s biggest chance of the tight game.
Muskwe had time and space in front of the Lincoln goal, opening his body up and slipping the ball with his right to Jensen’s left, beating the keeper but skidding just wide of the far-post.
MUSHEKWI LATE SUB, ZHEJIANG
Golden Boot contender Nyasha Mushekwi had to wait for the 73rd minute to take to the field in the Chinese Super League as his side Zhejiang cruised to a 6-1 home win over Cangzhou yesterday.
With one game to go, Zhejiang need a draw to seal a top four finish.
When Mushekwi was introduced, Zhejiang were leading 3-1 and added three more when he was part of the action but he did not find the target. The 36-year-old remains tied on 17 goals with Brazilian teammate Leonardo with one round of matches remaining. — Agencies.