11 May 2010

Zimbabwe: Harare City Victorious

Harare — HARARE City are enjoying life in the Northern Region Division One as they posted another win over Air Zimbabwe at Italian Sports Club on Saturday.

Coach Arthur Tutani seems to have struck the right cord and is using his experience to grind out crucial results.

On Saturday, the current log leaders managed to collect maximum points after two strikes by Godfrey Nyamadzawo gave them a 2-0 win over Air Zimbabwe.

Sporting Manhenga were their casualties last week, beating them 1-0.

Cossy Rules were unlucky not to collect maximum points on Saturday at Rimuka.

They shared the spoils with Misheck Chidzambwa's side Blue Ribbon after a 1-1 draw. Tineyi Chitora scored for Blue Ribbon to level the scores in the 33rd minute after Cossy Rules had taken a fifth minute lead through a penalty by Codius Siwempi.

Veteran coach Raphael Phiri, who is in charge of Cossy Rules spent much of the game remonstrating with referee Notai Murindagomo, who he believed made a number of questionable decisions.

Dstv, who lost to Quick Turn 2-1 last week, managed to grind out a result by beating Sporting Manhenga 2-1.

Former Bantu Rovers player Honey Chimutevenzeve and Silas Sangano were on target for Dstv, in a tightly contested tie at Old Hararians.

After finding the going tough in their first two matches, Alaska, which lost to Harare City and Township Rangers, finally found the winning formula when beat Quick Turn 1-0 at Alaska Stadium.

At One Commando, Nesbert "Yabo" Saruchera's Black Rhinos proved too strong for Township Rangers with a 2-0 victory courtesy a goal each from Claris Zimbawo and forgotten striker Selemani Phiri.

Simba Stars, bidding to win the league title after failing to win it via the boardroom last season, needed a Romeo Kabesha strike to dismiss Highfield at Wadzanai Stadium in Shamva.

Flame Lilly beat Karoi United 1-0 with Lloyd Chuni being the Prison side's hero away at Chikangwe.

In the Eastern Region debutantes Don Bosco continued with their fine start when they overcame reinstated Nzuma Bar 2-0 at Dorowa Mine.

Manhingi and Masvingo United -- have now changed their identities.

Manhingi are now called Renco Mine after securing sponsorship from the Masvingo gold miners.

Masvingo United have also changed their name and are now known as Zimanzi.


Northern Region: Cossy Rules 1, Blue Ribbon 1; Dstv 2, Sporting Manhenga 1; Alaska 1, Quick Turn 0; Black Rhinos 2, Township Rangers 0; Simba Stars 1, Highfield 0; KC Feeds 1, Hunters 0; Karoi 0, Flame Lilly 1; Air Zim 0, Harare City 2.

Eastern Region: Buffaloes 1, Chiredzi 0; Mwenezana 1, Mutare United 1; Renco Mine 0, Zimanzi Masvingo FC 0; Mutomba 1, Surrey 1; Nzuma 0, Don Bosco 2; AMC 1, Gaza Gunners 0; Lighter 1, United Lions 0; Triangle 1, Hippo Valley 1.

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