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Dynamos Running Out of Steam as Chicken Inn Gain Momentum

  • Michael Kariati

Defending champions Dynamos are slowly fading out of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League race for the 2015 season.

The defending champions are now seven points behind leaders Chicken Inn and two behind second-placed FC Platinum with only eight matches remaining.

This follows Dembare’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Kugona Kunenge Kudada over the weekend.

After 22 games, Dynamos still have 39 points while Chicken Inn are on 46 points. FC Platinum have 41 points following that famous victory over Dynamos.

There are eight games still to be played but Dynamos supporter Fanuel Mureriwa still thinks the Glamour Boys will win their fifth consecutive league championship.

However, Prosper Magugu is of the opinion that Dynamos have lost the battle, adding that he thinks either Chicken Inn or FC Platinum will take the title.

Chicken Inn, on the other hand, maintained their top of the table position with a hard fought 2-1 win over visiting ZPC Kariba.

Chicken Inn and FC Platinum are on course of following in the footsteps of Monomotapa in 2008, Gunners in 2009, and Motor Action in 2010 as one of the modest clubs to win the Premiership title.

Ironically, Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas won the league title with Motor Action in 2010, and FC Platinum mentor Norman Mapeza took the title with Monomotapa in 2008.

The other weekend results were as follows.

Harare City 1, Highlanders 0; Flame Lilly 2, Hwange 2; Whawha 0, Traingle 0; Dongo 0, Chapungu 0; Tsholotsho 2, How Mine 1; Caps United 0, Buffaloes 0.

Caps United’s new coach Lloyd Chitembwe was satisfied with his team’s performance in his first game in charge.

However, Buffaloes assistant coach Joseph Takaringofa, himself a former Caps United player, believes his team was robbed of victory after the referee disallowed their goal for offside.

After 22 games, the top four teams are Chicken Inn with 46 points, FC Platinum (41), Dynamos (39) and Triangle (37). The bottom four are Tsholotsho 21 points, Flame Lilly (19), Whawha (19) and Dongo FC 18.

Now to the ongoing Africa Games: Zimbabwe’s Young Warriors ended their campaign on a winning note after a 1-0 victory over hosts Congo in their last game of the campaign.

The Young Warriors had lost by identical 1-0 scorelines to Burkina Faso and Sudan in the past week.

Zimbabwe has so far managed to accumulate four medals, three golds and a bronze - all won by swimmer Kirsty Coventry.

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