Here are the five takeaways from Castle Lager Premiership Match-day 25 action played over the weekend.
Mutuma’s moment of shame
Rodrick Mutuma received a red card in Nichrut’s 2-1 defeat to CAPS United on Sunday. The forward was first cautioned early in the first half for shouting at the referee before he was sent off in the second period for the same offence. Also receiving a red card over the weekend is Bulawayo City’s Sipho Ndlovu.
FCP record biggest win
FC Platinum recorded the biggest win of the season when they beat Mutare City 6-0 on Saturday. They went to halftime leading 5-0 and rounded up their victory late in the game.
Chinyengetere hits hat-trick
Rodwell Chinyengetere netted a hattrick in FC Platinum’s 6-0 win over Mutare City. The reigning Soccer Star of the Year first went on target in the 13th minute before scoring his second four minutes before the break. He rounded up his tally of the day in the injury time.
Sibanda howler hands Ngezi victory
Highlanders goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda gifted Ngezi with a goal that decided the outcome of the match when he failed to get hold of Godknows Murwira’s powerless free-kick in the 77th minute. The game ended 2-1 in favour of the visitors.
Shabanie, Bulawayo City extends losing run
Shabanie Mine recorded their fifth straight defeat, losing 1-0 to ZPC Kariba while Bulawayo City suffered their sixth loss in a row.