Manica Diamonds set the pace as the big three fall

By Anashe Murombedzi

IT was goals galore in the Premier Soccer League this weekend, with pacesetters, Manica Diamonds making a statement of intent after scoring six goals.

The Ngoda Boys posted their biggest win in the top flight league this weekend after thumping giants, Caps United 6-2 to maintain pole position on the log with 12 points.

The log leaders have won four out of five games scoring 14 goals in the process while conceding five.

Sunday’s eight-goal thriller at Sakubva stadium was probably confirmation that Manica Diamonds’ huge investment in football is finally paying off with their new signings, Charles Teguru and Lloyd Katongomara scoring a brace apiece.

Matchday five produced a total of 13 goals, with Herentals getting on the score sheet three times against troubled league returnees Whawha at Ascot stadium.

The Students, who are third on the log with 10 points, have now scored a total of seven goals conceding five.

Four goals were witnessed in the Harare City – Cranborne Bullets encounter, in which the Sunshine Boys won 3-1.

Matchday’s five results could also be confirmation of a shift of power in the top flight as the big four, Dynamos, Highlanders, CAPS United and FC Platinum faltered.

Two other matches played this Sunday saw Chicken Inn winning one-nil against Dynamos, while Bulawayo City also won the bragging rights in the Bulawayo derby after beating Highlanders one-nil.

Defending Champions FC Platinum’s winless run continued on Saturday after Pure Platinum’s one-all draw against ZPC Kariba.

FC Platinum are now sixth on the log with eight points, while Dynamos’ loss left them 8th with seven points.

Highlanders are in an unfamiliar 13th position with four points, and only have goal difference advantage over 14th placed Caps United.