Highlanders and FC Platinum got their Castle Lager Premiership season with wins against Bulawayo City and Dynamos respectively this afternoon while CAPS United were held by Shabanie at Maglas Stadium.
Dynamos dominated for most of the first half but poor defending on the stroke of half time saw Tichaona Chipunza handle in the box leading to a penalty.
FC Platinum midfielder, Winston Mhango, converted from the spot, giving FC Platinum the lead in first half extra time.
The second half saw Dynamos try in vain to equalise with Ocean Mushure coming close twice but FC Platinum managed to preserve their lead.
At Barbourfields Stadium, Highlanders turned on the style in the second half against Bulawayo City. Prince Dube opened the scoring in the 57th minute before Munawa doubled the lead in the 65th minute.
Rodreck Mutuma thought he had scored his first goal for Highlanders only for his effort to be ruled out for offside.
At Maglas Stadium, Shabanie Mine frustrated defending champions CAPS United as the two sides played out a goalless draw with Mupasiri, Taderera and Mupumha giving the visitors problems upfront.
Action as it happened:
FT:Dynamos 0-1 FC Platinum
-Second half begins
45′ FC Platinum get a penalty after Ocean Mushure hand handled in the box and Winston Mhango scores
FC Platinum XI:
FT:Shabanie 0-0 CAPS United
-3 mins of added time
CAPS United XI:
FT: Highlanders 2-0 Bulawayo City
65’GOAL Munawa doubles the lead for Highlanders
62′ Mutuma taken off after getting sick
59’Mutuma with the ball in the back of the net but ruled out for offside
57′ Goal Prince Dube scores for Highlanders following a pass from Simon Munawa