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Pfumbidzai’s strike earns Bloemfontein Celtic win

Ex-Caps united player Ronald Pfumbidzai’s solitary strike was enough to earn Celtic their first league win since January in an Absa Premiership match played on Sunday.
By Carlo Chikomba
Bloemfontein Celtic snapped their win-less streak in the Absa Premiership with a 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Zimbabwean fullback Ronald Pfumbidzai was the hero of the day as he netted the only goal for Celtic to help his side grab all three points at home.
The home side looked threatening from the get go with forward Deon Hotto going close in the seventh minute only for keeper Brandon Peterson to deny him at the near post.
Bloemfontein Celtic could have taken the lead much earlier if it wasn’t for the in-form goalie Peterson who produced a string of saves to keep the hosts at bay.
After the break, the hosts resumed their dominance as they continued to probe the Ajax Cape Town goal and in the 52nd minute, their efforts were duly rewarded with Pfumbidzai pouncing on a defensive blunder to drive a rasping shot into the back of the net after Morne Nel failed to control the ball inside his own area.
The Urban Warriors pushed and pushed for an equalizer but the hosts held firm to claim a 1-0 win that will no doubt do their confidence a world of good after having broken their awful winless streak that stretched as far back as January.

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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