Mbada Diamonds Cup semis clarified

THE Mbada Diamonds Cup semi-finals will see defending champions Dynamos play FC Platinum, while Caps United face Monomotapa, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) confirmed yesterday.

This, according to the league, is because the initial draw conducted live last month had indicated that in the last four, winners of Match One would clash with winners of Match Three.

In this case, Platinum, who beat Shabanie Mine 1-0 on Saturday at Mandava, will face Dynamos who easily cruised past Gunners 3-0 on Sunday. In the second semi, winners of Match Two clash with the victors in Match Four.

This is Caps United who beat Buffaloes 2-0, against Monomotapa who overcame Highlanders 3-2.

The confusion had been caused by the rules and regulations booklet which had “typing” errors and did not conform to the initial draw in terms of how the matches were numbered from the first round to the final.

PSL chairman Twine Phiri said they were just following the original draw of the competition.

“After consulting the drawmaker Charles Mabika, we are just sticking to the outcome of the initial draw which was conducted live and reproduced by the media the following day,” Phiri said last night.

Mabika said: “The document numbered the games from 1-15, which is not how the draw was conducted. We did the first round, 1-8, and for the quarter-finals, it was from 1-4 with the winner from Match One playing winner Match Three and winner Match Two playing winner Match Four.”

The pick of the semi-finals is a resurgent Caps United against a stubborn Monomotapa, who have not lost to their more illustrious opponents this season, having won one league match and drawn the other.

2012 Mbada Diamonds Cup Quarter-Finals
Match 1: Highlanders vs Monomotapa
Match 2: Dynamos vs Gunners
Match 3: Buffaloes vs CAPS United
Match 4: Shabanie Mine vs FC Platinum

Winner Match 1 vs Winner Match 3; Winner Match 2 vs Winner Match 4

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    Mapona maGreen,it was going to be another walloping from DeMbare again.Thank your lucky stars,maburitswa mukanwa meshumba vakomana.If you are up for it,win your semi and we will meet in the final,isu tatovemo Platinum is already out.ZORA!

    1. MaGreen haana kupona shamwari. It’s “from the frying pan into the fire”. Monoz are a Juggernaut, unstoppable. CHINOMAKWA NANI? HACHIMAKIKE! CHIKAPASA CHOSUPPORTER! The cup is ours, Dynamos will give us a guard of honour on 25/11/12

      1. taura hako Monoz bora

  2. Asiagate,Mbadagate and NOW drawgate

  3. DeMbare yairova penda green mazuva evatengesi kwete ikozvino, remember DeMbare failed to beat Kepekepe Bhora for about ten years, ichizorwa chete.

    1. PekePeke vakadzi ve Dembare! Zvinozivikanwa kare! Tokubatai mu Final vafana!

  4. Vakomana ndiyo inonzi confusion iri kuitika iyi padraw yeMbada semis. Zvisinei Caps united have survived the chop for now, but Monos will teach them a good lesson. So MaDembare let us prepare to meet Monos in the final, coz FC Platinum chimoko cheDembare, kungofamba nepamusoro, let us defend our cup guys, come on Chazunguza, Haina ngozi 7 million supporters

  5. kepe kepe inobuda ,we managed to beat motor action tozotadza kurova Monoz

    1. the confusion surrounding the semifinal draws leaves a lot to be desired,and it seems that some are puting their personal interest ahead .

  6. The cup is for caps unt.ane nharo ngaasachema.

  7. No Mbadagate plse. Taneta nechitsotsi. When are we going to have some professionalism? Whoever cheats should be someone who wants to be a member of parliament. Check this with some lady who admits a crime and declares to aspire to be a member of parliament. No conscience at all.

    It will take Zim many years to clean up the sport, especially if Zifa somehow introduces doping tests for football players. There is a lot of doping over there, I can assure you guys.

  8. Inga vane history yekuhwinha ma Cup munovaziva wani. We will celebrate the chop my money style.

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