CAPS Utd go top

HARARE - CAPS United took advantage of FC Platinum’s loss this weekend to shoot to the top of the Castle Lager Premiership log following yesterday’s 3-1 win over Border Strikers at Dulibadzimu Stadium.

Goals from the league’s leading scorer Leonard Tsipa, Simba Nhivi and Tafadzwa Rusike ensured the win for Lloyd Chitembwe’s men.

Border Strikers scored through Farai Mususunye but they were their own worst enemies as they finished the game with 10 men following Shelton Mazumba’s sending off.

Makepekepe are now on 53 points from 26 matches and will win the league in the event they win their remaining four matches.

The Green Machine still have to play Dynamos (home), Harare City (away), Ngezi Platinum Stars (home) and Chapungu (away) in those remaining matches.

As for FC Platinum, it looks like they are unravelling following their display on Saturday when they went down 2-1 to Harare City at Rufaro Stadium.

The Zvishavane-based side remained on 51 points and trail United by two points after surrendering the lead.

FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza completely lost his cool at the final whistle as he remonstrated with referee Philani Ncube.

Mapeza was not happy after the officials allowed William Manondo’s second half goal to stand when he thought it should have been ruled out for off-side.

“Sometimes after the game you need some clarity. I was checking on the second goal I thought the guy was offside and I think I have got the right to go and ask him,” he said.

“I’m disappointed we lost the match but life goes on and we will keep working and see how the season progresses.

“I have never said anything about referees but today I’m not happy with the way they handled our game.

“That’s the most important thing. There are still four more games to go and like I always say — you can plan for tomorrow but you can never know what tomorrow brings to you.

“We also want to win this championship but you never know what will happen after these four games. We just need to have faith.”

Highlanders kept up pressure on the leading pack with a last-gasp win over Chapungu at Ascot Stadium on Saturday.

Prince Dube scored the all-important goal for Bosso in added time to take Erol Akbay’s side to 50 points on the log. 

The Bulawayo giants have hit top form in these closing stages as they are on a six-game winning streak.

With such momentum, Highlanders will have a real go at their first league title since 2006.

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