Castle Lager Zimbabwe PSL 2021-22 - As Matchday 12 Resumes, Here is A Recap of Matchday 11, And the Monthly Awards

by Tawanda Chari and Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza

Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League round-up (21/22 Matchday 11): Ngezi 0-0 Dynamos, Whawha 3-0 Chicken Inn, Highlanders 2-2 Cranborne Bullets, Black Rhinos 2-1 ZPC Kariba

Whahwa stunned Chicken Inn to just about keep themselves in the survival fight, while there were wins for FC Platinum, Black Rhinos, and Herentals across the Zimbabwe Castle Lager PSL Matchday 11.

Whawha 3-0 Chicken Inn

A convincing Whawha performance, thumping Joey Antipas' Gamecocks helped reinvigorate Whawha's survival hopes, who are now 2 points away form relegation safety after a poor start to the season.

Whawha were 6 points safety before kick-off, but an early strike meant Chicken Inn spent be the remainder of the game chasing the score instead of playing their usual football.

It's still only 11 games and Whawha remain in a perilous position, but at least has kept 14th-placed within touching distance and dealt a minor blow to the visitors’ own chances of being top of the league.

Caps United 1-0 Yadah

Bamusi's 39th minute strike was enough to sink the already struggling Yadah with lingering relegation fears increasing combined with a string of poor performances. Yadah could not capitalize on the 74th-minute Machazane red card for Caps United.

The solitary goal places The Green Machine 5 points clear of the Premier Soccer League drop zone with a game to spare. For Yadah it was another dent in their fading hopes of surviving relegation.

Bulawayo Chiefs and ZPC Kariba Continue to Struggle As Dynamos Picks Up Form

Bulawayo Chiefs failed to win yet again away to the free scoring Manica Diamonds who uncharacteristically could not find the back of the net. ZPC Kariba succumbed to a 2-1 loss to army side Black Rhinos though they are were ahead in the 8th minute through a Demera penalty.

The Glamour Boys, Dynamos took pole position even if they were held to a 0-0 stalemate with Ngezi. Ahead on goal difference, Chazunguza is in title winning form. Boasting 7 clean sheets, conceded just 4 goals and unbeaten in the last 5  games-4 wins and a draw. Second placed, Chicken Inn have 2 wins- 2 draws and a loss suggesting either loss of form or inconsistency. Whatever the case,  advantage Dynamos.


The Zimbabwe Castle Lager Premier Soccer League announced the Player and Coach of the Month awards for February and March.

Chicken Inn FC head coach "Mafero", Joey Antipas got the gong for both months after his side’s scintillating start to the season.

Brian Muza from Chicken Inn was the Player of the Month for February and William Manondo, CAPS United's seemingly reliable forward, was named the Castle Lager PSL Player of the Month for March having posted 6 Goals plus 2 Assists in 4 games.

Log Standings as at Matchday 11

Dynamos FC and Chicken Inn FC take the lead; Triangle United and the 'Gem Boys', Manica Diamonds, maintain their commendable run.

The Platinum sides closely follow; both FC Platinum and 'Madamburo', Ngezi Platinum Stars, hoping to change their fortunes in the coming fixtures. The Green Machine CAPS United FC still have some statements of intent to assert; their positive takeaway is maintaining a laudable goal-scoring form.

Herentals and Black Rhinos are obviously reveling in their tenacity that puts them above giants Highlanders FC - with Bosso struggling to stamp consistent wins. Bosso’s  triumph over Dembare in the Uhuru Cup on 18 April may however be a significant confidence and morale booster.

Tenax City and Harare City FC have a narrow lead over Bulawayo Chiefs, Cranborne Bullets, and ZPC Kariba, understandably the priority for these teams is staying above the relegation zone - a fierce contest for top-flight survival.

Anchoring the Castle Lager Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League log standings - uncertainty and mounting pressure hovering over their heads - are Yadah, Whawha, and Bulawayo City.

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