FC Platinum ……………. ……… (1) 1
Ngezi Platinum ……………… (0)
Captain FC Platinum Petros Mhari needed 13 days to win the championship in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League after the victory, but the moment finally came, as already two-time champions in Mandawa already received silver products yesterday.
Norman Mapeze's people lived on the score with a 1-0 victory over their platinum rivals Ngezi Platinum, who for the most of the season thought that they had to compete with a wire before the pocket before the end of the campaign.
Attacker Mbweti put an iceberg on a cake at the back of a half-hour when he clutched home into the corner with an impressive Rahman Kutsanzir, which caused carnival entertainment on the stands.
Celebrations for the second successive title of FC Platinum began before the beginning, both inside and outside of their Mandava Fortress.
The enthusiastic Mapeza welcomed his cost of consistency throughout the season, which he attributed as the main factor for the success of his team.
"It was not easy for us during this campaign, but we pulled it out. We worked hard to make it so far. This achievement means a lot to us as a team.
We worked hard on this trip, "said Mapeza.
"It gives me great pleasure to see that your team likes it so much. I am proud of my team and the entire FC Platinum family. I am happy to achieve this as a coach and raise these young people to higher heights. Above all, I would like to thank the Almighty, to lead us through this journey. "
The former star of Warriors sees forward and draws attention to the need to maintain the attention before their participation in the Champions League CAF.
"Our overall performance was good, although we need to improve our next challenge. We just have to stay focused and continue to work hard," he said.
Although Ngezi Platinum seemed determined to spoil the fun of FC Platinum, the goalkeeper and captain Mhari was tackled when he made top-notch decisions in both halves.
Mhari, twice in the first stage, succeeded in refusing Madamburo, when he made a glittering reflection, thereby winning Liberty Chakorom from the inside of the box before hitting Donald Teguru over his head.
Mhari also denied Godknows Murwire from the freely few meters outside the box, although Kenneth Bulaji should have done better results.
Ngezi Platinum gaffer Clifton Kadurira was gracious in defeat when he praised FC Platinum for their successful defense of the title
"They were good and earned it with this championship, but we could do something, but some falls on the go have recovered. We want some new season and we will work hard for it," he said.
FC Platinum: P Mhari, R Muduviwa G Bello, W Stima, E Moyo, W Mhango, D Chafa, F Madhanhanga (N Tigere 90), R Kutsanzira, A Eonde (A Eonde 90) G Mbweti (F Mupasiri 80)
Ngezi Platinum Stars: N Chadya, N Nguluve (S Nhivi 58), P Moyo, K Bulaji, W Mukanga, K Murera, F Mukarati, L Chakoroma, D Teguru (T Mabvura 61), M Charamba (X Moyo 72) G Murwira .
League results of the Premier League Soccer League and competitions
Yesterday: FC Platinum 1-0 Ngezi Platinum Stars, Herentals 0-0 Chicken Inn, Bulawayo City 4-1 CAPS United, Harare City 0-0 ZPC Kariba
Today: Bulawayo Chiefs in Highlanders (Barbourfields), Dynamos in Mutare City Rovers (Rufaro), Triangle United against Nichrut (Gibbo), Black Rhinos in Shabanie (NSS), Chapungu in Yadah FC (Ascot).