14 December 2017
   
Mnangagwa assassin appears in court
Govt pays for Mugabe Singapore visit
Coup: ‘Soldiers’ rob Chinese man of $90k
Man, aged 83, rapes granddaughter, 14
Tsvangirai still to register for 2018
ED starts journey to key 2018 election
ANC risks split in choosing new leader
Zimdef bosses axed, forensic audit called
MORE NEWS
Makamba back after 17 years in exile
Command agric: Is it really that bad?
MORE BUSINESS
Mogul Russell Simmons accused of rape
Jah Prayzah dreamt about cemetery attack
MORE SHOWBIZ
FC Platinum get tough Africa draw
City, United win as Arsenal drift
MORE SPORTS
Coup: why the China role theory is hollow
Zims duped! It’s about Zanu PF for ever
MORE OPINION
 
Nelson Chamisa on Washington trip
Interview: Gonda Hot Seat with Coltart
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 

Chungwa brace sinks Ngezi Platinum

20/08/2017 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
 
RELATED STORIES

CAPS United.... (2) 3
Ngezi Platinum.........0

DOMINIC Chungwa was the hero after scoring a memorable brace as Caps United hammered Ngezi Platinum 3-0 in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Rufaro on Sunday. 

John Zuwawo, a product of their junior policy, scored the other goal. Chungwa who has been struggling in front of goal also scored in the previous match against FC Platinum.

After a slow start to the campaign in which their defensive frailties were exposed with lowly teams like Yadah FC also feasting on them after emerging 2-0 winners, it looked like the champions would plunge into an irretrievable nose dive.

They were so poor, their defence leaked like a sieve which earned them the unwanted reputation of the “Four Brothers” tag as they conceded four goals in most of their games in their African Champions League adventure.

But they are now playing with freedom and appear to be enjoying the game once again and after managing a clean sheet against one of the high scoring teams in the league, there is reason for Caps United supporters to believe.

Backed by a vociferous crowd that included club president Farai Jere, the Harare giants showed the determination of a bee and the spirit of an ant as they raided their opponents’ goal time and again.

Ngezi Platinum had started off brightly, with Terrence Dzukamanja, and Walter Mukanga coming close on the quarter hour. But the outstanding Justice Jangano, playing in place of Stephen Makatuka who fell sick, in the build-up to the match, was uncompromising and with a little bit of luck could have registered his name on the score sheet on 24 minutes but missed a headed opportunity.

However, six minutes later, Caps United were 1-0 up, Chungwa getting to the end of a cut in from the left by Phineas Bhamusi to nod home. 

Two minutes later, Zhuwawo popped up with the second- a blistering low shot that gave goalkeeper Pedzisai Chadya no chance at all.

As the home team bombarded Ngezi goal area with an assortment of shots, Hardlife Zvirekwi came close with a speculative shot on 33 minutes.

Ngezi coach Tonderai Ndiraya brought in Donald Teguru for Edgar Tapera on 40 minutes hoping to claw back into the game. But it was Caps United instead who scored with Chungwa completing his brace on 60 minutes, leaping highest to plant a firm header into the nets with Ngezi back line guilty of ball watching.



Advertisement

But Caps United finished the match without big goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda, who was stretchered off after picking an injury on 52 minutes. He was replaced by Jorum Muchambo.

Caps United assistant coach Fungai “Tostao” Kwashi was pleased with the victory. His counterpart Tonderai Ndiraya admitted Caps United were the better side.





 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker