FC Platinum win to extend lead

Sport Zimbabwe

Hanganani Nleya

REIGNING champions, FC Platinum, extended their lead on top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League to four points after a 2-0 home victory at Harare City on Wednesday.

Never Tigere and Perfect Chikwende’s goals in either half sealed victory for the defending champions.

The match had a cagey start, with both teams failing to create meaningful opportunities in the first half, but it was the hosts who went to the break with an advantage.

Tigere opened the scoring in the 29th minute after impressive work by Rainsome Pavari. Substitute Perfect Chikwende made sure of the victory as he scored the second goal with just over 12 minutes of play left, to subject The Sunshine boys to yet another defeat.

Pure Platinum Play had lost to Black Rhinos and drawn with Caps United in their last two league games but they still managed to maintain a one-point lead at the top, with a game in hand, following the slip up by their nearest rivals Black Rhinos and Chicken Inn.

Meanwhile in another PSL encounter played this afternoon (Wednesday) Ngezi Platinum, had their 10-match unbeaten run ended as they lost 1 nil to Triangle.  

Erol Akbay’s men lost to the Sugar Sugar Boys, who were coming from a 5-0 thrashing of little-known Burundian side Rukinzo in the first leg of the Caf Confederation Cup tournament at the weekend.