Hwange FC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1) 3
ZPC Kariba FC . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1) 3
ZPC Kariba snatched a crucial away point in a six-goal thriller at the Colliery yesterday to deny Hwange their first league win of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.
Twice the hosts led, but they let last season’s runners-up fight back to draw with Raphael Manuvire scoring in the referee’s optional time.
Hwange scored through David Boriwondo (21st min), Tonisani Sibelo (54th min) and Munyaradzi Mungadze in the 56th minute. Artwell Nyamiwa scored for ZPC in the 29th before Manuvire’s late double.
Chipangano coach Nation Dube blamed the draw on the penalty awarded to ZPC after Gerald Ndlovu had handled inside the box, while his counterpart and fellow Young Warriors assistant coach Saul Chaminuka was happy with the result.
Boriwondo scored the opening goal of the match in the 21st minute when he converted a fine delivery from Sibelo.
But eight minutes later, Nyamiwa rolled the ball into the back of the net after being set up by Stephen Sheshe.
However, it was Sibelo who gave Chipangano the lead again in the 54th minute through a free-kick before Mungadze made it 3-1 with a free-kick of his own.
It seemed the match was all over, but when Ndlovu handled in the box, things changed.
Manuvire converted from the spot to reduce the arrears.
That was the goal they needed to launch attacks into the Hwange penalty box and in one such raid, the home side’s defenders failed to clear and Manuvire kneed the ball home.
Results at a glance
Sunday: Caps United 1-0 FC Platinum, Tsholotsho 0-1 Highlanders, Dongo 1-2 How Mine, Hwange 3-3 ZPC Kariba
Saturday: Chapungu 0-1 Dynamos, Harare City 2-0 Chicken Inn, Flame Lily 1-1 Whawha, Buffaloes 1-1 Triangle