Uniformed forces sides Black Rhinos and Chapungu have sailed through to the next round of the Chibuku Super Cup, while Premier League giants FC Platinum crashed out in a first round encounter played on Saturday.
By Sportbrief Reporter
Money bags FC Platinum failed to negotiate past the Airmen at Mandava stadium as they suffered a 1-0 defeat which effectively saw them bow out of the competition.
The match was virtually starved of goals as few chances created in the first half meant there was nothing to seperate both sides at half time.
Fc Platinum, though, were handed a chance to open the scoreline in the 52nd minute when they were given a penalty as Chinyengetere was fouled in the penalty box. Mhango stepped up to take the spot kick but he blazed his effort over the bar much to the agony of the homecrowd.
Ten minutes later, it was Chapungu’s turn to be given a penalty courtesy of Platinum’s Bello hand-balling in the penalty box. However, Mudoso made no mistake as he tucked the ball into the back of the net for the visitors who hung on for a famous victory over the cash-rich side.
In Harare, another army side Black Rhinos dismissed visiting Triangle United who are under the guidance of Taurai Mangwiro by a 2-1 margin to also seal their progression in the Cup competition.
Meanwhile the match between Chicken Inn and Prophet Magaya’s Yadah FC was abandoned.
The Chibuku Super Cup action continues again tomorrow as defending champions Ngezi Platinum host 2016 league champions CAPS United at Baobab stadium in Mhondoro in a mouthwatering encounter.
The two sides met in a league game in Harare a month ago in the premier league with the Green Machine winning 3-0.
Dynamos host Bulawayo City Fc at Rufaro while Highlanders host Harare City at Mandava stadium.
The Bosso game was moved to Zvishavane to avoid clashing with the COSAFA Women’s Championship that is under way in Bulawayo.
The Mighty Warriors will face Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the tournament’s final at Emagumeni tomorrow.