The road to Chibuku Super Cup final

HARARE - Ngezi Platinum Stars have been scoring for fun on their way to today’s Chibuku Super Cup final a Baobab Stadium after netting eight goals in the three matches so far.

Tonderai Ndiraya’s opened their campaign with a 3-1 win over Hwange back in September at home.

Forward Terrence Dzukamanja was the hero for the Mhondoro Ngezi-based side when he netted a brace while slippery winger Donald Teguru scored the other goal.

Chipangano go their face saver from veteran forward Gilbert Zulu.

In the quarter-finals, Ngezi were also at home when they face a Tsholotsho side high on confidence after knocking out CAPS United out of the country’s premier cup competition in the first round.

The platinum miners were simply unplayable on that afternoon as they ran out 4-1 winners.

Kelvin Bulaji, Liberty Chakoroma, Tendai Ngulube and Teguru were all on target against Tsholotsho as Ndiraya’s side stormed into the semi-finals.

In the last four stage, odds were heavily staked against the top flight debutants as they had to travel to Barbourfields Stadium and face an in-form Highlanders which was on an eight-match winning streak in all competitions.

Ndiraya’s side however, threw out the form book through the window as they secured a famous 1-0 win courtesy of Chakoroma’s second half penalty.

Having won this competition in 2014, FC Platinum look like they are determined to become the first team to win the Chibuku Super Cup twice since it was re-established on the local football calendar.

In the first round, Norman Mapeza’s dumped fellow Midlands side Chapungu following a 2-0 win at Mandava Stadium.

Winston Mhango scored for the home side from the spot just before the break with Charles Sibanda sealing the win late in the second half.

In the quarter-final, Mapeza’s side travelled to Gibbo Stadium to face Triangle in the Lowveld.

Pure Platinum were made to work for their place in the last four round when Makai Kawashu scored with only 13 minutes remaining before full time.

The Zvishavane-based side also had a difficult semi-final as they had to face a Harare City at Mandava.

A few weeks prior to that meeting, Harare City had severely dented the platinum miners’ league title hopes with a 2-1 defeat at Rufaro Stadium.

Mapeza’s got their revenge for that defeat as they easily ran out 3-0 winners after the Sunshine Boys capitulated without putting any fight.

Rodwell Chinyengetere opened the scoring before Sibanda and Marshall Mudehwe added to the score sheet in the second half.

Having won this competition in 2014, FC Platinum look like they are determined to become the first team to win the Chibuku Super Cup twice since it was re-established on the local football calendar.

In the first round, Norman Mapeza’s dumped fellow Midlands side Chapungu following a 2-0 win at Mandava Stadium.

Winston Mhango scored for the home side from the spot just before the break with Charles Sibanda sealing the win late in the second half.

In the quarter-final, Mapeza’s side travelled to Gibbo Stadium to face Triangle in the Lowveld.

Pure Platinum were made to work for their place in the last four round when Makai Kawashu scored with only 13 minutes remaining before full time.

The Zvishavane-based side also had a difficult semi-final as they had to face a Harare City at Mandava.

A few weeks prior to that meeting, Harare City had severely dented the platinum miners’ league title hopes with a 2-1 defeat at Rufaro Stadium.

Mapeza’s got their revenge for that defeat as they easily ran out 3-0 winners after the Sunshine Boys capitulated without putting any fight.

Rodwell Chinyengetere opened the scoring before Sibanda and Marshall Mudehwe added to the score sheet in the second half.

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