League action entered Match-day 2 over the weekend and much focus was on the big game between CAPS United and Highlanders. Here are the takeaways from the encounter and some matches played in the second week of the season.
Referees steal the show in Battle of the Cities
The match between Highlanders and CAPS United was marred by some controversial decisions from the match officials. The first incident was an ignored 6th-minute penalty call following a handball in Bosso box and the other one turned down in the second half. But the biggest decision came on the stroke of full-time when Dominic Chungwa scored from a seemingly onside, but he was adjudged to be in an offside position.
Unlucky Prince Dube denied twice by the woodwork
Highlanders striker Prince Dube led the team against CAPS United on Sunday and put on a fair performance but was denied twice by the woodwork. His first effort in the 13th minute crushed against the left upright before hitting the right post on the half-hour mark.
Captain Sadomba’s tragic return
Edward Sadomba’s return to the local league after a decade long stay in the foreign lands was met with a 2-1 defeat to Hwange on Sunday. The 35-year-old Dynamos captain was making his league debut after rejoining the club in the pre-season.
Swarm of bees halts play in Battle of the Cities
A passing swarm of bees caused a temporary stoppage in the opening stage of the game between Highlanders and CAPS United as almost everyone on the field, including the referees, went down to the ground to avoid attracting them. Only Gabriel Nyoni was spotted standing while the bees were passing over the Barbourfields Stadium.
FC Platinum end jinx
FC Platinum beat Triangle United at Mandava Stadium for the first time in three years. They had drawn two of their last meetings at the venue, but a 2-1 victory on Saturday afternoon ended the unconvincing run, thanks to goals from Ali Sadiki and Lameck Nhamo who netted against his former club.
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