The Sunday Mail
Mukudzei Chingwere in Gweru
Chapungu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Mutare City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
(Chapungu progress 5-3 on penalties)
AIRFORCE side Chapungu booked their place in the first round of the Chibuku Super Cup with a battling penalty shoout-out elimination of Mutare City at Ascot yesterday.
The match had ended 2-2 after regulation time and needed penalties to decide the winner.
Chapungu’s five takers converted Osborne Mukuradare, Edmore Muzanenhamo, Xolisani Ncube, Maxwell Mavuto and Tapiwa Kumbuyani converted their efforts.
Kumbulani Njovo missed for Mutare City while the trio of Jeffrey Takunda, Piniel Gumbo and Brian Chinhoyi converted.
Before the penalties Vialli Tadzoka and Jeffrey Takunda scored for Mutare City while the duo of Brighton Mugoni and Muzanenhamo was on target for the airmen.
Chaoungu will now meet league FC Platinum in the next round and their coach Rodwell Dhlakama said his charges will push hard to win the cup competition.
“I am happy we managed to book a place in the next stage of the tournament, what delights us even more is that we gave other players a chance and they did well. Now we face FC Platinum in the next round and history has a tendency of repeating itself. We beat them last year and can beat them again this year,” said Dhakama.
Chapungu: T Garayi( T Shumba 69’), T Kumbuyani, R Bota, R Matutu, C Mativenga, E Muzanenhamo, M Mavuto, P Mutsetse(,E Chirape 82), B Mugoni, O Mukuradare, X Ncube.
Mutare City: A Chiname, P Gumbo, L Mangaira, K Bingala, J Takunda, K Njovo, J Chitavira, B Vheremu, V Tadzoka, H Zvakavapano( B Chinhoyi 68’), T Kabanda.