NGEZI PLATINUM DISLODGE BOSSO

A late penalty by Kudzai Chigwida earned Ngezi Platinum a 1-0 win over title rivals, Manica Diamonds in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Baobab Stadium Saturday.

With the win, Ngezi Platinum went top of the Premiership standings for at least 24 hours as they are a point above Highlanders who face Dynamos at Barbourfields tomorrow.

Highlanders must win if they are to reclaim pole position as they have an inferior goal difference in case of a stalemate against Dynamos.

Manica Diamonds defender, Lawrence Masibhera was adjudged to have handled inside the box in the 79th minute of a tightly contested match pitting teams that started the day second and third.

Ngezi Platinum bounced back from last weekend’s 2-1 loss against Herentals College.

FC Platinum beat CAPS United 2-1 at Mandava

At Mandava, champions FC Platinum beat CAPS United 2-1 to keep alive their hopes of retaining the title while Herentals’ unbeaten run came to an end as they lost 1-0 at ZPC Kariba who eased their relegation woes.

In a battle for Luveve Stadium bragging rights, Chicken Inn and Bulawayo Chiefs shared the spoils after a 1-1 stalemate.

The two goals that were scored came on either side of the break Xolani Ndlovu putting the Gamecocks ahead earlier on in the first half before substitute, Billy Veremu cancelled Chicken Inn’s lead with a few minutes of regulation time left.

Chicken Inn conceded an 88th minute equaliser to drop two points at home

The Gamecocks’ skipper Ndlovu scored the opening goal of the match in the 15th minute of the game while Veremu’s equaliser came in the 88th minute.

WEEK 22 RESULTS

Saturday 9 September 2023

Black Rhinos       1-1 Triangle

Chicken Inn        1-1 Bulawayo Chiefs

FC Platinum        2-1 Caps United

Greenfuel           1-0 Sheasham

Ngezi Platinum 1-0 Manica Diamonds

ZPC Kariba          1-0 Herentals

Playing Sunday

Dynamos             v Highlanders

Hwange               v Simba Bhora

Yadah                   v Cranborne Bullets

Latest Standings

P W D L F A PTS
NGEZI PLATINUM 22 12 6 4 28 15 42
HIGHLANDERS 21 11 8 2 16 8 41
MANICA DIAMONDS 22 11 6 5 28 13 39
DYNAMOS 21 9 9 3 25 8 36
CHICKEN INN 22 9 9 4 22 15 36
FC PLATINUM 22 9 7 6 23 19 34
HERENTALS COLLEGE 22 8 8 6 24 21 32
GREEN FUEL 22 8 5 9 18 20 29
ZPC KARIBA 22 7 6 9 14 24 27
CAPS UNITED 22 6 8 8 19 18 26
BULAWAYO CHIEFS 22 6 8 8 25 25 26
HWANGE 21 6 6 9 17 20 24
TRIANGLE 22 4 12 6 15 23 24
SHEASHAM 22 4 11 7 10 21 23
SIMBA BHORA 21 4 10 7 15 17 22
YADAH 21 6 3 12 16 29 21
CRANBORNE BULLETS 21 4 6 11 11 19 18
BLACK RHINOS 22 3 8 11 12 23 17

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