PSL Round-up with Brenna Matendere

Coach Luke Masomere’s “killing machine” seem to have regained its firing rhythm following the side’s humbling of the Sugar sugar boys, Triangle over the weekend.


The self-proclaimed doctor of football lived up to his earlier words that Kelvin Kaindu’s charges who were yet to be defeated at their home ground before the match, “had not lost Gibbo stadium because they were yet to play How Mine.”

Now carrying the famous victory that has moved the gold miners up the ladder into the fifth position with 18 points, five below leaders Chicken Inn, this weekend host ZPC Kariba an equally impressive side. Since departure of their last year’s record-breaking coach Saul Chaminuka, the energy side has been exciting and only last week they handed FC Platinum a shocking defeat. The encounter pitting Masomere’s killing machine and Gwenya Rekuchamhembe should therefore be the tie of the league’s Match Day 1.

Elsewhere Caps United will once again be in the spot-light when they take on Tsholotsho FC at White City stadium. The green machine has so far had a turbulent season due to financial constraints in their camp which has seen talented forward Rodreck Mutuma quitting the club. Their coach Mark Harrison has also hinted on leaving the former Cup Kings due to the challenge but a recent meeting between the club’s directors Joe Makuvire and Twine Phiri, who is also the PSL chairman, looks set to open a new chapter at the green half of the capital.

On the other end, Kugona Kunenge kudada’s gaffer Norma Mapeza will also be out in full force to redeem lost pride when his charges welcome Highlanders in Zvishavane. This season Mapeza has been defeated five times and won on the same number of games, drawing once, a feat that has already started flashing red lights for the former Warriors mentor.

Champions Dynamos meet Triangle at home hoping to continue with their good run that has kept them in the picture for another record fifth straight trophy in the PSL. Flame Lily and Dongo Sawmills have another date while Chapungu clash with Harare City. In Gweru Whawha host Hwange.

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