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Mutasa’s FC Platinum finally wins


FC Platinum returned to normal when they collected their first set of three points with a 2-1 win over Caps United at Mandava Stadium yesterday.

Mukudzei Chingwere
Sports reporter

FC Platinum …………………..(2) 2
Caps United ………………… (0) 1

Donald Ngoma and Qadr Amini’s goals outweighed Dominic Chungwa’s solitary strike. Both teams came into the match with different kinds of pressures. The platinum miners, were desperate for their first win of the season while the Green Machine were intent on maintaining their unbeaten start to the new season.

Pre-match hype centred on the dismissal of FC Platinum assistant coach Masimba Dinyero, but head coach Lloyd Mutasa remained calm for FC Platinum’s first victory over Caps United.

With 39 minutes into the game, FC Platinum opened the scoring through hard-running Ngoma after neat exchanges with Stephen Sibanda.

Two minutes later, Amini doubled the lead for the home team when his effort from a corner-kick was deflected into the net by Caps United’s Tafadzwa Dube who once had a short stint with the platinum miners.

Seven minutes before full time, Chungwa headed in Moses Muchenje’s corner to give the match a nervous ending, but Mutasa’s troops managed to hold on for their first win of the season.

After the match Mutasa appeared a relieved man and had this to say: “We have waited a bit long for this result to come and I am happy that we finally won at home. I also want to thank supporters and the executive for having been patient even when things were not going well.”

Caps United coach Taurai Mangwiro blamed officials for a poor show: “There were two to three minutes of shear madness from the boys, but we were denied a befitting comeback because of poor officiating. I don’t normally complain about officiating, but today we were treated unfairly.”

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