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Zimbabweans abroad:Amidu, Musona on fire

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WARRIORS’ midfielder Abbas Amidu scored his third goal of the season in the South African Premier Soccer League as he helped Black Leopards to a 3-3 home draw against SuperSport at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

Report by Henry Mhara
The former Black Mambas winger scored his side’s second goal, an equaliser after Supersport had raced to an early 2-0 lead.

Leopards then took the lead and appeared to collect maximum points before Matsantsantsa denied them with a stoppage time equaliser.

Lidoda Duvha, who are coached by former Warriors Sunday Chidzambwa and also home to former Gunners defender Victor Kamhuka, are on 11th position on the log standings with eight points.

Warriors top marksman Knowledge Musona was in terrific form as he helped his side to a 3-1 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga. Musona provided an assist for the second goal in what was arguably his best game since he moved to German. He received a standing ovation from the crowd when he was substituted with just four minutes remaining on the match.

It was not as rosy for Warriors players at Musona’s former club Kaizer Chiefs as they were held to a goalless home draw by Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday, their second draw of the season.

Jimmy Jambo played the whole match while Willard Katsande played 90 minutes before he was substituted for fellow countryman Kingston Nkhata.

Lincoln Zvasiya was an unused sub. Chiefs remain on top of the log with 17 points from seven matches.

It was even worse for Washington Arubi and Lionel Mutizwa as they watched their side’s unbeaten run coming to an end with a 3-1 loss to Orlando Pirates.

The defeat was Tuks’ first loss in seven matches and they dropped from second position to fourth.

Takesure Chinyama did not make the final 18 for Pirates due to a knee injury.

Still in the South African Premiership, Gilbert Mapemba was on a winning side as Moroka Swallows beat Free State Stars 1-0. Oscar Machapa did not take part as he is injured.

Khama Billiat replaced compatriot Tafadzwa Rusike on 72nd in Ajax Cape Town’s 1-0 win over Carlington Nyadombo’s AmaZulu.

Usuthu played the better part of the match after Ramson Zhuwawo was shown a red-card on 40 minutes while Mkhokheli Dube was an unused substitute.

It never rains for Esrom Nyandoro’s Sundowns as they received their fifth defeat of the season with a 1-0 loss to Platinum Stars.

Nyandoro played the whole match while Nyasha Mushekwi came as a 68th minute substitute and Method Mwanjali watched the match from the bench.

Tinashe Nengomasha and Thomas Sweswe played the whole match for Wits University as their side notched a second win on a trot with a 1-0 home victory over Golden Arrows.

Cuthbert Malajila was substituted on 90th minute, 30 minutes after compatriot Terrence Mandaza was also substituted as Maritzburg United bounced from last week’s defeat to Wits with a 1-0 win over new boys Chippa United.

Moving to Belgium, Vusa Nyoni played the whole match to help his Beerschot side to a 2-2 draw against Gent while Ovidy Karuru was an unused sub in his team OH Leuven’s 4-0 away win at Sporting Charleroi. Archford Gutu played for 63 minutes for Kalmar FF in a 2-2 draw with Djurgarden in Sweden.

Quincy Antipas’ Brondby lost 3-1 to AAB.

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