Same story, different seasons for Highlanders

HARARE - The season may have changed but the picture remained the same for Highlanders and ZPC Kariba who got their 2015 Castle Premier Soccer League campaign just the way they ended their previous outing.

ZPC Kariba, lost the premiership title to Dynamos on the last day of the season, set the platform for another inspirational season after racing to a two-nil lead in the first stanza courtesy of Raphael Manuvire and Artwell Nyamiwa.

It effectively killed the match as a contest culminating in the Bulawayo giants continuing their dreadful form from last season that saw them disappointingly finish in position five despite a good start.

Reacting to the result, Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu did not want to read too much into the outcome.

“This is the first game of the season. We have lots more to work on. We have Tsholotsho coming up next week, we just need to go back to the drawing board,” he said.

ZPC assistant coach Godfrey Tamirepi hoped the victory will set his team on course for another inspiring season.

“We got it right in as much as finishing was concerned. We actually had a poor first half. We couldn’t control the game. Highlanders were playing very well, although we gradually got into our stride.”

“This victory sends the right tone to our sponsors, to our supporters and to everybody in the soccer fraternity.”

Teams:

ZPC Kariba: Wilson Muchenje, Dennis Dauda, Raphael Manuvire, Stephen Sheshe, Tawanda Munyanduri, Dexter Phiri, Thomas Magorimbo, Pride Tafirenyika, Artwell Nyamiwa (Tawanda Nyamandwe 62min), Russel Madamombe (Tsepo Renthokoane 71min), George Magariro.

Highlanders: Njabulo Nyoni, Webster Chingodza, Honest Moyo, Douglas Sibanda, Felex Chindungwe, Eric Mudzingwa (Edmore Muzanenhamo 75min), Nqobizitha Masuku (Mthulusi Maphosa 52min), Gabriel Nyoni, Thomas Chideu, Obediah Tarumbwa, Bruce Kangwa (Godfrey Makaruse 82min).

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