Caps United snap seven-match losing streak, FC Platinum go top

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William Manondo is now the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League's top scorer after his brace against Harare City at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday

Caps United finally ended their seven-match losing streak by edging Harare City 2-1 at the National Sports Stadium while champions FC Platinum stormed to the top of the log with a crushing 3-0 win at Chicken Inn in an action-packed day in the Premier Soccer League on Saturday.

Makepekepe were desperate to return to winning ways after they last week equalled their longest losing streak of seven which they endured in 2012.

Striker William Manondo ensured they returned to winning ways by scoring a goal in each half to end his barren run of nine matches without a goal.

The two goals against his former club saw Manondo rise to the summit of the top scorer’s charts with 11 goals, one ahead of Chicken Inn’s Brian Muza who is on 10.

Manondo broke the deadlock in the 17th minute, clinically finishing Joseph Tulani’s cross from the right to complete a swift counterattack move.

He doubled Caps United’s lead seven minutes after the restart after converting from the penalty spot before City got their consolation just after the hour through Zorodzai Semure.

Caps United coach Lloyd Chitembwe was a relieved man after his side finally managed to return to winning ways.

“I am very pleased with the result, it’s been a while and we are happy. Today we didn’t play that well but the result was very good. Last week we played very well but the result was not there. You need this kind of result to give you confidence going into the next match,” Chitembwe said after the match.

Caps United are now 11th on the log on 20 points from 19 matches while Harare City are in 13th position on 18 points.

In a top-of-the-table clash at Luveve Stadium, FC Platinum stormed to the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League following a convincing win against fellow title challengers Chicken Inn to extend their winning streak to five matches.

A brace by Walter Musona and a goal by Nomore Chinyerere in the first half were all that the Zvishavane platinum miners needed to secure yet another win which takes their season tally to 40 points, two clear of second-placed Chicken Inn.

Walter Musona

The visitors opened the scoring as early as in the second minute through Walter Musona’s effort. The goal came as a result of poor defending by the Gamecocks.

Musona continued to create more trouble, and he completed his brace at the half-hour mark after being set up by Juan Mutudza.

Defender Nomore Chinyere completed the scoring with a long-range screamer before halftime as FC Platinum held on for a dominant win.

In another Castle Lager Premiership match played on Saturday, Black Rhinos edged ten-man Herentals at Vengere.

Castle Lager Premiership Results & Fixtures

Saturday: ZPC Kariba 0-1 Yadah, Black Rhinos 2-1 Herentals, Harare City 1-2 CAPS United, Chicken Inn 0-3 FC Platinum

Sunday: Ngezi Platinum Stars v Highlanders (Baobab), Dynamos v Triangle (National Sports Stadium), Bulawayo Chiefs v Cranborne Bullets (Luveve), Manica Diamonds v Bulawayo City (Sakubva), Whawha v Tenax (Ascot)

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