Highlanders, Caps United In Crucial Wins

By Sports Reporter

Bulawayo, September 25, 2016 – BULAWAYO football giants Highlanders came back from a goal behind to finish 2-1 winners over Ngezi Platinum in a game which had a dramatic finish to it.

Elsewhere second placed Caps United posted a 3-2 win over How Mine to also keep their 2016 Castle Lager premier soccer league title aspirations alive.

The game was another encounter which had a dramatic finish.

At Barbourfields stadium, Highlanders fought hard to salvage their title aspirations which appeared gone when the home side conceded what looked like a second half own goal by substitute Ralph Matema off a Ngezi Platinum corner kick.

But a Simon Munawa goal from close range deep in the second half gave Highlanders the much needed impetus and brought life to what looked like a dull afternoon from the eyes of neutrals.

With the two teams headed for what looked like a draw, Highlanders got a penalty after Matema had his shirt pulled by a Ngezi Platinum defender in the 18 yard box.

Fierce protesting from the visitors did not stop Eric Mudzingwa from converting the spot kick to send the home side’s supporters into wild celebration.

In Harare, How Mine came from 2 goals behind to level the scores but a heroic strike by Dominic Chungwa gave Caps United a crucal 3-2 win to ensure they maintained the gap between them and log leaders FC Platinum at a single point.

Wins by FC Platinum on Saturday, Caps United and Highlanders on Sunday ensured the top three remained in their positions going into Week 26 of the competition.

The three front runners end Week 25 of the premiership race on 51 points for FC Platinum, 50 for Caps United and 47 for Highlanders.

Others premiership matches ended with a 2-0 triumph for Hwange over basement side Border Strikers, a nil all draw between Mutare City and ZPC Kariba and a 1-1 stalemate between Triangle 1 and Chicken Inn.