FC Platinum lift Bob 88 Super Cup

Goals by Mitchell Katsvairo and Alan Gahadzikwa enabled the miners to win although the prize money was not given out on the match day.

The two finalists were also using the match as part of their build up to Platinum’s Caf Champions League preliminary round second leg match against the Green Mambas of Swaziland while Hwange will confront Jamhuri of Zanzibar in the Caf Confederations Cup match.

Earlier in the afternoon Motor’s Action’s Mighty Bulls had beaten Dynamos 1-0 to finish third in the four team competition, the final of which attracted a poor crowd of around 5000.

Initially, the fans thought the match was for free but were asked to pay $2 for the cheapest seat as the organisers were making efforts to raise prize money for the clubs involved as the funds realised from sponsors was not enough.

The day though belonged to FC Platinum who justified their billing as favourites with a well oiled display which could have seen them win by a higher margin had it not been for their strikers and in particular Ali Sadiki and Donald Ngoma who missed glorious opportunities.

Ngoma joined the club on Friday after being dropped from the Zimbabwe national team that is in Burundi for a 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier. Ngoma had to limp off the pitch after aggravating an injury and is a doubt for the second leg of the Caf Champions League match against Swaziland’s Mambas.

The tournament was this year expanded to four teams after having started with two last year.

CAPS United and Dynamos contested the competition in 2011 while the top four teams from the 2011 Castle Lager Premiership standings were invited to play in the tournament that is used to celebrate the birthday of president Robert Mugabe.