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Bosso won at last in the PSL through a goal by Cuthbert Malajila (2nd Min).


FINALLY, there was something to smile about for Highlanders as they collected maximum points after eight games with a rather hard-fought win over Motor Action in a CBZ Premiership match played at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday.



Cuthbert Malajila’s first half strike was all the Bulawayo giants needed to bag three points.



Highlanders had gone for eight games without a win and this victory was a relief for the technical team, players, executive and the fans.



Highlanders’ interim coach Rueben Tsengwa was a relieved man and said the team’s patience had finally paid off and they would continue working hard.



“It was a good game for us and our patience finally paid off. We are going to continue working hard and hope to win our remaining matches and try new combinations,” said Tsengwa.



He gave credit to Zephania Ngodzo and Guide Goddard for doing a sterling job in marshalling the defence adding that Gilbert Banda would have to fight for the first team jersey.



“Zephania and Goddard did well in the heart of defence. It will not be easy for Gilbert when he returns as he has to work hard to get a place in the team,” said Tsengwa.



The match started off on a high note with Highlanders attacking from the first whistle. It was in these early attacks that the former champions managed to grab a goal.



Malajila volleyed home from close range after two minutes from a Gift Lunga long clearance. Lunga had cleared a ball under the challenge of Louis Matawu and Malajila outpaced Moses Williams who should have done better to clear the ball to safety.



The early goal gave Highlanders the cutting edge as they began dictating the pace of the game but in the sixth minute, Johannes Ngodzo looked in agony as his long-range shot missed goal by inches.



Motor Action’s first attempt at goal was in the ninth minute when Warriors midfielder Clemence Matawu set up Salimu Milanzi who took a weak shot that gave Washington Arubi no problems.



The visitors’ defence of Williams and Milanzi looked shaky and had the Highlanders strikeforce been lethal, they could have bagged more goals.



In the 29th minute Highlanders could have doubled the scoreline after they were awarded a penalty when Milanzi brought down Douglas Zimbago in the box. Marlon Jani who was in goal for the visitors made a brilliant save, diving to his left to deny Johannes a goal.



Malajila, full of running the whole afternoon, failed to beat Jani in a one-on-one situation in the 35th minute.



The last five minutes of the first half saw the visitors taking the game away from Highlanders in search of an equaliser. Motor Action made some beautiful passes, keeping possesion and making brilliant build-ups but failed to find the back of the net.



Darryl Nyandoro should have levelled in the 42nd minute after being set up by Milanzi who had done well to beat Lawson Nkomo and sent in a hard and low cross, which Nyandoro, unmarked in the box, failed to connect.



In the 44th minute Simbarashe Zimora shot over the goal with Arubi to beat.



The second half saw the Lindile Dube-coached side returning a more determined side. The introduction of Edmore Mufema for Zimora resuscitated the Harare teamstrikeforce and they nearly equalised in the 55th minute when Matawu set up Mufema but the former Dynamos striker shot over the goal.



Jacob Muzokomba who came in for Johannes could have had his name on the scoresheet but failed to connect a cross delivered by Zimbago in the 75th minute.


Louis, who had a good game beat Richard Choruma and Lunga on the left side and released a cross for Mufema who watched in disbelief as the woodwork denied him a goal with Arubi beaten all systems out.



Mufema could have grabbed a late equaliser but lack of precision saw him head the ball wide with only Arubi to beat in the 90th minute.



Teams



Highlanders: W Arubi, Z Ngodzo, G Goddard, L Nkomo, G Lunga, S Alimenda, R Choruma, A Mbaiwa, J Ngodzo (J Muzokomba 73rd min), D Zimbago, C Malajila



Motor Action: M Jani, E Tembo, R Marere, M Williams, L Matawu, C Matawu, S Milanzi, D Chakupa (I Masame 53rd min), P Mumba, S Zimora(E Mufema 53rd min), D Nyandoro (L Salous 79th min) Chronicle



Results - Week25 (25/10/2008 - 26/10/2008)







Saturday, 25 October 2008

15:00   

CFC

Caps FC




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1

SST

Shooting Stars




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15:00   

CTD

Caps United




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3

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0

LGN

Lengthens




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Sunday, 26 October 2008

15:00   

MSV

Masvingo United




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3

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1

KGN

Kiglon




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15:00   

DMS

Dynamos




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-

GNS

Gunners




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15:00   

CPU

Chapungu




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1

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0

SND

Njube Sundowns




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Sports

UK based ex-Zimbabwe stars form union

UK based ex-Zimbabwe stars form union

By Clemence Marijeni in LONDON

FORMER Zimbabwe soccer stars based in the United Kingdom have formed a union with the long term objective of assisting to develop the game back home.

The union, named Zimbabwe Stars, is a collection of former players from different generations who played for various teams in the country’s top-flight league.

While the long-term aim is to help in developing the game, the immediate endeavour is to help each other during difficult times in the Diaspora. The former stars met for the ground-breaking meeting in Coventry at weekend and the gathering was indeed a spectacular scene of the “golden oldies’ met in remarkable camaraderie.

One individual at the meeting who could pass for the “priceless classic” was 1970 Soccer Star of the Year , Tendai Chieza, who became the second player after George Shaya to win the award which was inaugurated in 1969. The former Mangula forward was part of the Chieza brothers  who are probably Zimbabwe’s most successful soccer playing siblings after the Ndlovu brothers (Madinda, Adam and Peter).

Another golden oldie was former  BAT Ramblers forward Akshape Chimwayi who left the gathering in stitches when he reminded former Black Aces’ forward Francis Nechironga, how he used to “roast him” with fancy footwork every time their teams met. An interim committee was chosen at the meeting and former Zimbabwe Saints and Warriors goalkeeper Muzondiwa Mugadza was elected to lead the union.

Other committee members are former Blackpool and Kaizer Chiefs striker Liberty Masunda, ex-Dynamos midfielder Ernest Mutano, former Chapungu and Viktoria Zizkov (Czech Republic) forward Kenny Chihuri and Nechironga.

“The whole idea of this group is to be there for each other in times of need as you are aware that we are far from home. We also want to have fun again as former players,” said Mugadza.

“The group was initially called Zim Former Stars but Hubert Munjanja (former Dynamos and Blackpool) said we were still stars in our own right and so we decided to call it Zimbabwe Stars.

“The intention of assisting in the development of the game back home was mooted but we agreed on sorting ourselves first for now and we made that one of our long-term objectives.

“There was discussion of pooling resources together so we can help Zifa with equipment such as balls and kit but this is something that we intend to deal with when the time comes,” he said.

Some of the former players who attended the meeting included  Dynamos legend and 1994 Soccer Star of the Year Memory Mucherahowa, 2001 Soccer Star of the Year Maxwell “MaRhino” Dube,  former Dynamos defender Chamu Musanhu, former CAPS United duo Brian Badza and Frank Nyamukuta, and Lloyd Jowa , Matambanashe Sibanda and Eugenne Langa who turned out for Zimbabwe Saints.

 
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