PSL roundup

The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League 2014 season enters its second week with three of the obvious title contenders in need of nothing short of a win to post an early promise of their pedigree.

When the league kicked-off last week, only defending champions Dynamos made a statement of intent, when they grabbed a last-gasp win over How Mine away in Bulawayo.

DeMbare needed Brighton Dube’s 88th minute own-goal to beat the gold miners, but in a game of points, no win is a bad win and this was quite an improvement for the Harare giants, who lost 1-0 against the same side in Bulawayo last season.

The 2014 Caf Confederations Cup participants are no push-over anywhere in the country and for the defending league champions to scratch such a win should be enough evidence of a side capable of defending their league championship for a record-equalling third season.

DeMbare will host ZPC Kariba in Harare this weekend hoping to record a second straight win that will surely unsettle their title rivals.

Highlanders, held to a goal-less stalemate by newly-promoted Chapungu in Gweru, return to what used to be their favourite hunting ground, Barbourfields Stadium hoping for a morale-boosting win against Shabanie Mine, who thrashed new-boys Triangle 3-1 at Maglas Stadium in the season opener.

Despite bringing in new stars this season, Bosso are still inconsistent and only the final whistle will tell if they will pull this one off.

Caps United, held to a 1-1 draw away at ZPC Kariba, play a local derby against Harare City, themselves smarting from a 3-0 beating they got from Chicken Inn away in Bulawayo, while Bulawayo will host another derby between How Mine and newly-promoted Bantu Rovers, who lost 0-1 to Black Rhinos at home last week.

FC Platinum, held to a 1-1 draw by new boys Chiredzi FC, host Hwange, who clobbered Buffaloes 4-1 at the Colliery last week.

Other Fixtures: Black Rhinos vs Chapungu; Triangle vs Chiredzi; Buffaloes vs Chicken Inn; FC Platinum vs Hwange

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