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Karuru on target in Belgium


WARRIORS midfielder Ovidy Karuru struck his first goal for new club OH Leuven of Belgium on Saturday night and dedicated the effort to his best friend Jimmy Jambo, who suffered a terrible knee injury.

Karuru came in as a half-time substitute and netted the fourth goal in his side’s emphatic 4-1 triumph over Club Brugge who had gone into the match unbeaten this season.

Jambo, who plays for South African side Kaizer Chiefs, suffered a suspected anterior cruciate ligament torn after a clash with compatriot Tinashe Nengomasha in the Telkom Knockout Cup match against Bidvest Wits on Friday night which they lost 3-2.

The former Gunners left-back has been ruled out for the season.

“Thank you God for the win. I dedicate both the win and the goal to you my brother Jimmy Jambo. I wish you a quick recovery my friend,” Karuru wrote on his Facebook account.

The match was Karuru’s fourth appearance in five games since he joined OH Leuven from France during the midseason transfer window.

While he was enjoying himself, it was a bad day for another Zimbabwean in the Belgian league. Vusa Nyoni’s Beerschot was beaten 3-0 away to Genk with the former Highlanders man playing the entire match. Thomas Sweswe played the whole match for Wits as they advanced to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Cuthbert Malajila’s Maritzburg United also advanced to thequarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup after seeing off Gilbert Mapemba’s Moroka Swallows in a match that was decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Malajila and Mapemba took part in the gruelling match which spilled to extra time, but Oscar Machapa and Terrence Mandaza did not feature for Swallows and Maritzburg respectively.

Khama Billiat came in for Tafadzwa Rusike in the 73rd minute and scored a penalty in the penalty shoot-out of the Telkom Cup on Saturday, but his goal could not help his Ajax Cape Town side as they went down 4-3 to SuperSport United.
Sunday Chidzambwa’s Black Leopards lost 2-0 to Pirates with Abbas Amidu playing just 49 minutes for the Polokwane side.
Justice Majabvi — who plays for Khanh Hoa in Vietnam — hinted he might go back to Austria. The former Dynamos hardman made the revelation on Twitter. “I might go back to Austria. It will be known soon,” wrote Majabvi.

Majabvi played for Austrian side Lask Linz for two seasons before he was forced out by the Asiagate allegations. He has been exonerated though, paving way for him to move to another big league.

In the Bundesliga, Knowledge Musona played the whole match for his Augsburg side, as they chalked their fifth point of the season with a hard fought 0-0 draw away to Nurnberg. Augsburg are third from the bottom.

Things are falling apart for Quincy Antipas in Denmark. His Brondby side — currently bottom on the log — lost their third match in a row after going down 1-0 away to København.

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