CAPS United, FC Platinum clash

HARARE - The Castle Premiership 2015 season enters its second week this weekend with the tie between CAPS United and FC Platinum standing out on the fixtures’ list.

Makepekepe will host the Zvishavane-based miners at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Platinum will come into this match seeking to redeem themselves after they played to a two-all draw against league debutants Dongo Sawmills at Mandava Stadium last weekend.

Before that match, the platinum miners were still reeling from a 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Tanzanian giants Young Africans in the first leg of an African Confederation Cup first round tie in Dar es Salaam.

Platinum’s form in the last two games has surprised many since they were considered early title favourites.

On the other hand, CAPS under their new coach Mark Harrison, began the season on a high after defeating Whawha 2-1 at Ascot Stadium.

The Green Machine will be hoping to maintain their dream of ending their nine-year league title drought.

Defending champions Dynamos will have a tricky assignment when they face Chapungu at Ascot Stadium on Saturday.

In their first match, Dynamos showed their intentions of winning a fifth consecutive league title after they outclassed Buffaloes 3-0 at the National Sports Stadium last weekend.

What makes this weekend outing tricky for DeMbare is the fact that the Glamour Boys failed to beat Chapungu home and away last season.

The Harare giants lost 1-0 in their last visit to Gweru before the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Rufaro Stadium in the return leg.

In another match, Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu will be hoping to bring back confidence to the Bosso supporters when they face newcomers Tsholotsho FC at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

The Bulawayo giants suffered a  2-0 defeat at the hands of ZPC Kariba in their opening match however, Tsholotsho will not be easy for Bosso as they produced an impressive performance in their first league match.

Lizwe Sweswe’s charges started the league by delivering a shocking upset to the highly-fancied Harare City.

ZPC Kariba will be hoping to continue with their fine form when they face wounded Hwange at the Colliery on Sunday.

Hwange started their campaign on a bad note suffering a 5-2 humiliating defeat at the hands of Triangle.

Fixtures

Saturday: Harare City  vs Chicken Inn  (Rufaro Stadium), Flame Lily vs Whawha (Gwanzura Stadium), Chapungu FC vs Dynamos (Ascot Stadium), Buffaloes vs Triangle FC (Vengere Stadium)

Sunday: Dongo Sawmills vs How Mine( Vengere Stadium),  Caps United vs FC Platinum (National Sports Stadium), Tsholotsho  vs Highlanders  (Barbourfields Stadium), Hwange vs ZPC Kariba  (Colliery Stadium)

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