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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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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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0

SND

Njube Sundowns




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Sports

Zimbabwe football amongst the worst:FIFA

Zimbabwe football amongst the worst:FIFA

THE Warriors dropped a massive nine places in the latest Fifa/Coca-Cola World football rankings released yesterday.

According to the rankings, the Warriors are now on number 101 in the world and slumped to number 27 in Africa. They were previously on position 90 in the world and 24 in Africa.

The next ranking will be released on November 27, 11 days after the Warriors would have played Morocco in an international friendly match.

A total of 141 matches were taken into account for the October edition of the world ranking, exactly the same number as last month.

Of those matches, 49 were European qualifiers, 28 were African qualifiers and 10 were Concacaf qualifiers in addition to 54 friendlies. In total, 667 matches have been taken into account over the course of the year so far.

This means Zimbabwe’s friendly match against Swaziland which they won 2-0 two weeks ago was also taken into account. But that did little to prevent their slide down the ladder which is attributed to their inactivity in the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Zimbabwe crashed out of the continental soccer showcase after a disappointing 2-2 home draw against minnows Tanzania in the first round, second leg of the qualifiers at the National Sports Stadium in June.

They had been edged 1-0 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, thus they bombed out 3-2 on aggregate.

The Warriors will now have to wait for the next two years to participate in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Algeria maintained their number one position in Africa after moving five places up the ladder and are number 15 in the world while Ivory Coast are second in Africa and 25 in the world despite dropping three places down.

Tunisia remained static on third position and are number 31 in the world. Cape Verde moved eight places up to claim fourth place and are ranked number 33 in the world.

Former African champions Egypt moved a massive 23 places to claim sixth place in Africa and 38 in the world.

Cameroon are seventh in Africa and 40 in the world after moving two places while both Senegal and Nigeria dropped five places down to position 41 and 42 in the world and eight and nine in Africa respectively. But Togo were the biggest movers after jumping 73 places up to position 10 in Africa and 52 in the world.

Germany held on to the top spot in the world despite a difficult start to their Euro 2016 qualification campaign.

Argentina and Colombia remained static on second and third position in the world while Belgium leapfrogged the Netherlands to claim fourth position — their highest ranking yet.

Brazil remained static on sixth position while France moved two places up to number seven.

Uruguay are in eighth place after dropping one place while Portugal moved two places up to claim 9th position, their first appearance in the top ten since July.

Former table-toppers Spain dropped two places down to sit on tenth position - Newsday.

 
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