ROUND UP: Six goals, one red card, respectable crowds in Castle Lager topflight’s first day

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DYNAMOS made hard work of beating newly promoted Hwange at Barbourfields stadium in front of a packed Mpilo End, Saturday.

By Bhora Afrika

It ended 1-0, a much appreciated three points for new coach Herbert Rusawo to start the season.

A Tinashe Makanda goal courtesy of a Denver Mukamba cross was the only difference in the match where Mundikumbuke turned back hands of time while Tanaka Shandirwa and Tendai Matindife bossed midfield.

Respectable crowds at BF, the National Sports Stadium, Luveve and Mandava watched Castle Lager premier soccer league’s (PSL) first games.

Points shared for Sheasham at home away from home

Sheasham’s commendable off field work was complemented by its 0-0 draw against last season runners up, Chicken Inn at Mandava stadium.

The Gweru based side is playing home matches at Mandava stadium.

Mandava stadium, Zvishavane

Its Bata home is still undergoing rehabilitation to meet Premier Soccer League (PSL) standards.

Chicken Inn’s Tafadzwa Kutinyu will be remembered as the first player to be sent off this season, right at its start, after accumulating two yellow cards.

“Obriel Chirinda on his bike leaves his marker behind, he squares for Farau Matare, Farau sets it up for Nkosilathi Ncube who goes Wayaaaaaaaaa!” said Bulawayo Chiefs on Twitter.

Last Jesi (dreadlocked) celebrates with Bulawayo Chiefs goal scorer Nkosilathi Ncube (c) Bulawayo Chiefs

For a moment Amakhosi were top of the log, before an 80 minute freekick off Qadr Amini’s left boot leveled mattersmatters to end the match one all against Ngezi Platinum at Luveve stadium.

Mapeza flexxes muscles again, in Mutudza show

Simba Bhora 1-2 FC Platinum

JUAN Mutudza scored twice in similar fashion, two headers all off Gift Mbweti’s assists to sink Simba Bhora at the National Sports Stadium.

Ronald Chitiyo’s goal had threatened an upset which eventually never came as Tonderayi Ndiraya’s boys let slip their lead in the last 10 minutes.

A FIFA suspension, further implemented by CAF has meant FC Platinum will not be playing in the CAF champions league despite last year.

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