Bosso, DeMbare Collect Maximum Points

Highlanders and Dynamos both came from behind to register victories on a day that saw all the four Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Match Day 13 clashes played Sunday end in identical 2-1 margins.

In the headline weekend fixture played in front of a good crowd at Barbourfields, Highlanders beat Caps United to extend their unbeaten run and keep their title dream alive.

Kepe kepe were first to find the target through captain Thulani Joseph’s header 8 minutes into the clash but Lynoth Chikuhwa restored parity for the Bulawayo side after 24 minutes with his first goal of the 2023 premiership campaign. Highlanders were awarded a free kick outside the box after Patrick Musaka brought down McKinnon Mushore.

Up stepped Melikhaya Ncube who ensured the Bulawayo giants got the all-important three points from the resultant set piece three minutes from the breather. Caps United will however return to Harare with the consolation of windfall from gate takings since they were the home side of the day.

In another premiership clash played at Bata Stadium, controversy marred the clash between bottom placed Black Rhinos and Dynamos after Dembare were awarded a disputed penalty which was converted by Eli Ilunga two minutes into injury time.

The spot kick was awarded after Denver Mukamba was fouled in the box. Before the incident, Donald Dzvinyai converted from the spot after 70 minutes to cancel Rhinos’ opener scored through Darren Mutimuzunze 57 minutes into the clash. In other premiership clashes played across the country, Triangle United beat Cranborne Bullets 2-1 at Gibbo while Herentals also beat Simba Bhora by an identical margin. Following weekend fixtures.

Ngezi Platinum top the log standings on 26 points from 13 matches played. Highlanders are second on 25 while champions FC Platinum are third on 24 points. Manica Diamonds are fourth on 22 points while Dynamos leapfrogged Chicken Inn for number five although the two sides have the same number of points, at 21.

There were no premiership matches played in Harare this weekend owing to an ongoing stadium crisis. ZimLive

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