CHAPUNGU got off to a winning start when they silenced Gwanda Ramblers 2-0 in a Central Soccer League (CSL) match played at Ascot Stadium, Gweru, on Sunday.
Chapungu opened the scoring as early as the second minute through Ngonidzashe Murisa before former Hardbody striker Calisto Maheya put them 2-0 up in the 30th minute.
The army side is on third position on the log because their goal difference is inferior to that of Town United and FC Platinum Under-19 who are on first and second position, respectively.
Town United, who some pundits have tipped to lift the CSL championship, made their intentions known this season when they massacred Silo United 5-0 at Dulibadzimu Stadium, Beitbridge.
FC Platinum Under-19 dismissed correctional services side WhaWha 3-0 at Mandava Stadium.
In other matches played at the weekend, former Premiership outfit Hardbody failed to utilise their Premiership experience when they fell 2-1 to Jessie Mine at Collen Bawn Stadium.
Former Zifa Eastern region side Gaths Mine started life in the CSL with a shock 2-0 away win over army side Tongogara at Amaveni Stadium, while Vumbachikwe were held to a 1-1 draw by Tripple B Academy.
New boys Kwekwe Pirates restricted Chrome Stars to a 1-1 draw in a Kwekwe derby at Amaveni on Sunday while another new side NM Academy of Mvuma, also performed the same feat over MSU, playing to a 2-2 draw.
In the Southern Region, Zimbabwe Saints opened their 2013 Division One league campaign with a 1-0 loss away to Ntabazinduna on Saturday.
Chikwata, who were relegated from Division One, made their return after acquiring Railstars’ franchise.
They, however, could not play their opening match of the league which commenced during the Easter holidays as they had not paid their affiliation fees.
Bantu Rovers beat Victoria Falls-based outfit Rufaro Rovers 1-0 to get their campaign on track after losing in the opening match.
Tsholotsho Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw at home by the Hwange Juniors to share the spoils while police side Black Boots drew 1-1 with Mpumalanga.