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FC Platinum drop more points, as Bulawayo Chiefs move to sixth

Story by Mthokozisi Dube

THE four goal thriller at Mandava stadium between defending champions, FC Platinum and in form Manica Diamonds was the highlight of match-day eight in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer league.

A four goal thriller which ended in a stalemate between defending champions FC Platinum and Manica Diamonds at Mandava stadium was the talking point for Saturday’s Premier Soccer League matches as Pure Platinum failed to bounce back to winning ways after losing one-nil away to Herentals last week.

Norman Mapeza’s men were hoping to keep pace with log leaders, Highlanders who were also held to a goalless draw by new boys, Sheasham, but the Gem Boys had none of it, frustrating Pure Platinum Play.

At Luveve stadium, Chicken Inn remembered how to win after coming from behind to edge Herentals 2-1, while at Gibbo, Greenfuel and ZPC Kariba had another share of spoils courtesy of a nil-all score line.

Harare giants, Caps united bounced back to winning ways after getting the better of Yadah FC 2-nil.

Ambitious Bulawayo Chiefs had a fruitful journey to the coal mining town, thrashing Hwange 3-nil in their own backyard.

The fixture between Dynamos and Triangle ended in a nil-all stalemate just like the match between Sheasham and Highlanders which ended in a nil-all share of spoils.

After the weekend games, Highlanders reclaimed top spot with 15 points, the same number of points with CAPS united although Highlanders have a superior goal difference and game in hand.

Ngezi Platinum Stars, who were inactive this weekend are third with 13 points one ahead of Dynamos.

Manica Diamonds are fifth, while Bulawayo Chiefs are sixth with the same 12 points

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