No Joy For PSL Newcomers In Season Opening Fixtures

There was no joy for all but one promoted teams on the opening weekend of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.

Returnees Hwange F.C were the only promoted side that collected maximum points as they made light work of  Yadah FC at the Colliery Stadium yesterday.

This was also an afternoon that saw CAPS United give a good show that helped them overcome other newsboys, Manica Diamonds at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.

The much-fancied Manica Diamonds were at sixes and sevens as they could not hold a steaming hot Makepe Kepe side.

Manica Diamonds are playing in the premier division for the first time following their promotion to the topflight league, but they have several experienced players including former Dynamos captain Patson Jaure, Timire Mamvura and Marshall Mudehwe, among others.

On Saturday, the Stars could not shine for Mushowani Stars as they were dismissed 2-0 by 20 times champions, Dynamos at Rufaro Stadium.

Another debutant, Telone delivered a commendable show but their lack of top-flight experience was evident in this Castle Lager Premier Soccer League battle against Herentals at Rufaro yesterday.

FC Platinum got their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title defence off to a winning start with a comfortable victory over their bogey side, Harare City, at Rufaro Stadium on Friday.

Elsewhere, Russel Madamombe and Kudzai Chigwida spoiled Dutchman Erol Akbay’s first match as the Ngezi Platinum coach as they guided Triangle to victory in this Castle Lager Premiership match at Gibbo yesterday.

Barnabas Mushunje powered home a free-kick for the visitors’ only goal.

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