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Mighty Warriors Ready to Take on Germany

  • Michael Kariati

FILE: The Mighty Warriors celebrating after beating the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon. (Photo: ZIFA website)

FILE: The Mighty Warriors celebrating after beating the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon. (Photo: ZIFA website)

The Zimbabwe Mighty Warriors are ready to take on Germany in Group F of the Olympic Games.

Zimbabwe’s Mighty Warriors are expected to kick off Team Zimbabwe’s campaign at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday against European champions Germany at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo.

Shadreck Mlauzi and his squad say they will do their best against the strong Germans. Zimbabwe is in the same group with Canada and Australia. The Mighty Warriors were walloped 3-0 in a friendly match against China last Wednesday.

In local soccer news: FC Platinum have opened a four-point lead at the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League standings. Kugona Kunenge Kudada are four points clear of Caps United after a 1-0 win over Bulawayo City in a weekend in which only seven goals were scored in 15 matches.

Only our teams, FC Platinum, Caps United, Chicken Inn, and Hwange won their matches with the other four matches ending in draws.

FC Platinum had to leave it too late until the 89th minute when Rodwell Chinyengetere struck for the maximum points which have seen them shoot to 36 points ahead of Caps United who moved to 32 points after a 1-0 win over Highlanders.

However, Kugona Kunenge Kudada coach Norman Mapeza is refusing to be excited about their current standings.

However, Caps United are excited after moving into second place and for that matter in style.

The Green Machine dominated Highlanders and the talking point after the game was the too many chances which Caps United missed.

Assistant coach Mark Mathe says although they could have won by a higher scoring margin, they are still happy with the three points.
Highlanders coach Erol Agbay admitted his team played badly.

In nine cup and league cup matches, Highlanders have scored only one goal in regulation time and Agbay is worried.

Dynamos all but surrendered their title chase after a goalless draw at ZPC Kariba. The two points dropped have seen Dynamos do 10 points behind FC Platinum.

There was a goalless draw at Sakubva Stadium between Mutare City and Chapungu. The home team had too many chances at goal but wanted to walk the ball into the net instead of shooting.

Ironically, for a team that is deep in the relegation zone, coach Shariwa said he was happy with a point instead of all the points.

The other weekend results were as follows:
Triangle 0 Ngezi Platinum Stars 0
How Mine 1 Border Strikers 1
Chicken Inn 2 Harare City 0
Hwange 1 Tsholotso Pirates 0

After 15 round of matches, the top four teams are..
FC Platinum 36 points
Caps United 32 points
Highlanders 31 points
Dynamos 26 points.

The bottom four are …
Chapungu 19 points
Tsholotsho Pirates 12 points
Mutare City Rovers 12 points.
Border Strikers 7 points

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe cricket national team’s losing streak continued after the Chevrons fell by the wayside by an innings and 117 runs to New Zealand in the first of their two Tests at Queens Sports Club.

Although Sean Williams hit a spending 119 runs with 21 fours, and Craig Ervine on 50, for a total of 164 in their first innings, they were dismissed for 295 for six in 79 overs.

In their second time of batting, the visitors who plundered 576 runs, in their first innings did not have to bat for the second time as they had already wrapped up the game.

The two teams will in second Test at the same venue starting Saturday.

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