PSL Round-up

Outgoing Caps United coach Tawanda Mangwiro, who called it quits over the weekend after his side fell 1-3 to Shabanie Mine, has spelt doom for the Green machine.

In an exclusive interview, the frustrated coach said the former Cup kings could end up in the relegation zone if the executive continued to sabotage the technical team.

“The players lack psychological fitness because they are not being paid. They have gone for three months without getting their dues. So how can they perform well? I foresee the team, which at one point was fighting for the championship, being relegated altogether if the boardroom squabbles are not addressed soon,” he said.

Meanwhile, the 2013 PSL championship race seems to be heading for a third photo-finish in as many seasons.

With seven games to go, the top three clubs vying for the championship have a point between each of them, after they all failed to collect maximum points in weekend matches.

Champions Dynamos, still perched at the log summit with 42 points, were held to a goalless draw by relegation-threatened Monomotapa at their favourite hunting ground, Rufaro Stadium.

The Glamour boys, who went into the match at the back of a 4-2 drubbing at Hwange, would have extended their lead over second-placed Highlanders had they won, but dismally failed to penetrate the Chinomakwa Nani midfield.

In Manicaland, second placed side Bosso rallied from a goal down to snatch a point off Buffaloes, an own-goal by the hosts giving them a 1-1 draw.

The Bulawayo giants’ Zambian coach, Kelvin Kaindu, missed the services of skipper Innocent Mapuranga, out on PSL suspension after having accrued three consecutive yellow cards, but victory could have seen the Bulawayo giants rise to the top of the log against DeMbare’s dropping of four points in their last two games.

Third-placed Harare City also shared spoils and should it all end in a photo-finish, this will be third time since 2011 that the PSL champions are decided on the last day. The last two seasons have seen Dembare beat FC Platinum (2011) and Highlanders (2012) on the last day and on goal difference, after getting tied on points.

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