Weekend Sports Round Up

The game that went wrong

What was supposed to be the ‘game of the week’ never lived to its billing as violence that erupted at Barbourfields Stadium following a Dynamos equalizer just after 40 minutes of play made sure the match is one to quickly forget.

Ugly scenes that ensued at Emagumeni after Dembare forward, Christian Ntouba had scored what Bosso fans thought as an offside paints a sad picture of Zimbabwean football.

Hooliganism once again reined in the local league and it remains to be seen what PSL’s verdict will be but measures have to be put in place to ensure that violence finds no place in the beautiful game.

In other matches played over the weekend,

Yadah humbled

After a promising start to their life in the top flight league, Yadah have found the going tough in their last three outings. The Walter Magaya owned side has now lost three in a row and problems rocking the team seems far from over.

On Saturday, they agonizingly lost one nil to Chicken Inn at the National Sports Stadium after conceding in the 90th minute.

The once promising team must find its feet very soon or they risk an immediate return to Division one football.

Ngezi overcome Harare City.

Ngezi Platinum wasted several opportunities, but ultimately overcame a battling Harare City to collect maximum points in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Morris Depot Stadium yesterday.

Shabanie and Chapungu share spoils

Shabanie Mine and Chapungu United shared the spoils in a Midlands derby played at Maglas Stadium.

Hwange lose again

Hwange failed to break their win-less run at home when they were held by Triangle in at the Colliery.

Caps Falter in Egypt

Caps United began their money spinning stage of the CAF Champions League campaign on a losing note after going down 2-nil at the hands of Egyptian side Zamalek on Friday.

The Green machine who were playing very well, were left to wonder where they got the going wrong and will hope to bounce back in their next assignment versus USM Alger in Harare. USM Alger dispatched Al Ahli 3-0 and Caps United need to be at their best to collect maximum points.

Cricket

Canada beat Zimbabwe’s High Performance Centre (HPC) XI by 71 runs in a warm-up match played at Harare Sports Club yesterday.

Were it not for the last six overs which betrayed the home side’s inexperience as they conceded a whopping 70 runs, perhaps the entirely Under-19 side coached by Stephen Mangongo would have fancied their chance against the tourists.

Zimbabwean batsman Craig Ervine plays a shot as Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni, left, looks on during the One Day International cricket against India at Harare Sports Club, Saturday, June, 11, 2016. The Indian cricket team is in Zimbabwe for One Day International and T20 matches.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Canada will now face Zimbabwe A in three one-day matches – all to be played at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday the 16th, Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th of May 2017.

Athletics

Harare Province emerged winners of the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe, Inter-Provincial track and field Championships held at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.

High jump competitor doing what she knows best 

The two day event saw Harare scooping 57 medals including 23 gold to come tops.

Norton promotes community sports

Norton Town Council has taken a leading role in rolling out programmes which seek to promote active participation in sport by young athletes in the community.

In a bid to stimulate sports participation the Norton Town Council and a non-governmental organisation known as Ark, yesterday held a sports awareness programme at Tsungirirayi Orphanage.

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