CAPS, Platinum drop points

HARARE - Title chasing Castle Lager Premiership sides FC Platinum and CAPS United all failed to collect maximum points during yesterday’s matches.

Log leaders FC Platinum were away to Border Strikers at Dulibadzimu Stadium and could only manage a goalless draw.

Norman Mapeza’s men were frustrated by the relegation threatened side as they failed to find a way to goal.

FC Platinum are now on 48 points from 24 matches and now need a positive result in their next match against Dynamos at home this coming weekend.

Second-placed Makepekepe were also on the road yesterday as they travelled to Nyamhunga Stadium to face ZPC Kariba.

CAPS were rocked by in-house problems at the weekend when their players staged a 36-minute sit-in before finally agreeing to play a Chibuku Super Cup first round tie against Tsholotsho at home.

After the protest over non-payment of salaries, the Makepekepe players went on to lose the tie on penalties.

Yesterday, CAPS went on to create some good scoring chances to take three points against the Kariba-based side but they failed to hit the back of the net.

Makepekepe are now on 47 points, just one behind FC Platinum and remain with a good chance of sneaking in to the summit.

Meanwhile, Triangle finally found a winning formula when they managed to dislodge wasteful Bulawayo City by 2-1 at Barbourfields Stadium.

The Sugar Sugar Boys who had gone for four matches without a win in the league scored the two goals inside three minutes to collect maximum points.

Triangle scored through Junior Chirambamuriwo in the 29th minute and Hardlife Mavundi in the 32nd minute.

Bulawayo City pulled one goal back two minutes after the break through Mkokheli Dube, who tapped in a cross from Trevor Ndlovu after a brilliant build up by the home side.

Dube and Sipho Ndlovu went on to get two glorious chances to equalise for City but they failed to hit the target as Triangle held on for the three points.

“I’m very much relieved by the win. We had not won in the past four league matches. Getting three points away from home was good for us,” Triangle coach David Mandigora said.

“I’m happy for my players, they really worked hard for the win. The win in the cup last weekend was a morale booster for us. My players were motivated.”

After the match Bulawayo City coach Try Ncube was a disappointed man.

“It is a painful loss, a tough loss for us. We played well but we failed to utilise our chances,” Ncube said.

“They were more clinical in front of goal than us. We created more chances than them but we were not as clinical.”

Meanwhile, at Baobab Stadium, home side Ngezi Platinum Stars cruised to a 2-0 win over Gweru-based side Chapungu.

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