By Sports Reporter
Highlanders winning streak in this year’s Castle Lager Premier Soccer League campaign was put to an this past Saturday by current champions Fc Platinum in a match played at Mandava stadium.
Highlanders who had gone for 19 games without fell short at Mandava stadium after registering the first ever loss in what many have termed a tightly contested encounter.
Highlanders regular Peter Muduhwa banged his own net in the 7th minute giving Fc Platinum manna from heaven advantage.
Former Polokwane City forward Walter Musona found the back of the net in the 75th minute to give the four time champions a comfortable 2 nil lead.
Last minute efforts by the men in black and white proved aimless granting Fc Platinum a well deserved win.
Fc Platinum had gone for more than 5 matches without a win, a feat that had pressured the Zvishavane based side in the bottom part of the top half.
Highlanders are still at the helm of the log with 41 points after 20 outings.Pure Platinum Play have so far amassed 30 points from 20 outings.
The loss of 3 points by Baltemar Bruto’s men obviously come as a blessing to second placed side Ngezi Platinum and third placed side Manica Diamonds.
Takesure Chiragwi coached Ngezi Platinum took advantage of Highlanders slip by defeating Triangle 3 nil. Goals came courtesy of former Shabanie Mine attacking midfielder Bruno Mtigo (’49), talented left footer Qadar Amini (’58) and Ngezi Platinum Under 19 produce Takunda Benhura (’14).
As for Manica Diamonds the slip by the men from Emagumeni comes as a big opportunity to edge closer to the ultimate gong. The diamond furnished side has so far amassed 35 points from 19 outings.
Meanwhile ZPC Kariba shared spoils with Caps United in a goalless contest. Relegation tenants Cranborne Bullets also registered a nil all draw with fast food pacers Chicken Inn.
The struggles of MWOS furnished side Bulawayo Chiefs continue to heighten after registering a 2 nil loss at the hands of Black Rhino’s.
Hwanges flare seems to be dimming as they lost a crucial match against Rodwell Dhlakama coached Green Fuel side.