Castle Lager Zimbabwe PSL 2023-24 Matchday 2 Review: FC Platinum & Dynamos Victorious Again, Ndiraya & Simba Bhora Collect A Second Successive Loss

TAWANDA CHARI

Matchday 2 Results:

FC Platinum 1-0 Cranborne Bullets, Chicken Inn 1-0 Simba Bhora, Black Rhinos 0-1 Highlanders, Green Fuel 1-1 Herentals, Black Rhinos 0-1 Highlanders, Ngezi Platinum 0-0 CAPS United, ZPC Kariba 1-0 Bulawayo Chiefs, Sheasham 0-4 Dynamos


castle Lager Zimbabwe premier soccer league Matchday 2 results latest fixtures Dynamos win, tonderayi Ndiraya lose


Tonderai Ndiraya is not happy a man. Simba Bhora make it 2 losses on the bounce with the latest defeat to the Gamecocks, Chicken Inn.

“Today,  just like what happened last week, we conceded from a set piece, a direct ball coming from the wings, I thought we defended poorly there and it’s something which I’m very much disappointed about,” said Ndiraya

What is not clear from that statement is if he meant team defence as a whole or his actual defenders plus the keeper. Whatever the case, it can still be rectified in training.

“I thought we did, but it’s the commitment towards clearing that ball away. We defended casualy if you ask me, whoever attacked that ball did it casually and Chicken Inn got their goal” he added.

However duels are not a straightforward phenomenon. You can not win them all and sometimes variance comes into play. Simba may have been unlucky with set-pieces but they shouldn't have to be defending very deep either.

FC Platinum 1-0 Cranborne Bullets

Mapeza set a 13 of a possible 15 point target for his side in the first 5 games of the league. Starting well does not guarantee winning the league but it certainly gives you a good shot. FC Platinum made it 2 of 2 victories and sit second on the table but only behind The Glamour Boys, Dynamos due to goal difference.

The Platinum Boys beat Cranborne Bullets 1-0 in a match played at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane via Brian Banda’s strike late in the fist half.

Black Rhinos 0-1 Highlanders

Highlanders recorded edged Black Rhinos through McKinnon Mushore's goal in the second half at the National Sports Stadium. Elsewhere at Baobab Stadium CAPS were held to a nil all draw by Ngezi Platinum Stars.

Sheasham 0-4 Dynamos

Sheasham were obliterated by the Glamour Boys. Dynamos needed however, Zivanai Chikwenhere's 2 own goals. A game to forget for the Construction Boys defender. Their head coach, John Nyikadzino even admitted after the game that he was not expecting that margin loss. It was a game they expected to not win with the way they handled business in the first half.

The defeat makes it their second of the season

Dynamos Skipper Frank Makarati added another one from the spot with Emmanuel Paga’s late strike in the second half pretty much buried the tie for what was and should have been a routine win for Dembare.

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