Hosts Monomotapa face second placed Highlanders in what promises to be a thrilling Castle Lager Premier Soccer league match at Rufaro Stadium from 3pm this afternoon. Newsday keeps you updated on the progress of the game.
Updates by John Mokwetsi/ Tapiwa Zivira
FULL TIME RESULTS. Caps United 2-2 Tripple B. Monoz 2 (Lawe)- 5 Bosso (Graham brace, Mthulisi brace and Njabulo)
Bosso fans in battle with police as they hop into the pitch to celebrate with their team.
A massacre as Bosso scores another, now 5- 2 in their favour
4-2 in favour of Bosso. Graham scores against the run of play, capitalising on the Monoz defense mix up
In search of a goal, Bosso hits the bar.. what a game here at Rufaro.
Monoz attack as Dynamos supporters sing for them, but Bosso hangs on.
Bosso scores here to make it 3- 2 in their favour
Bosso has this match in their palm. Exciting match. Clean football and KK has never set down. He is on the touchline oh and Monos almost scores but ball deflected and it is a corner for monos. Free header Tigere..goes wide
At Mandava, it is game on as Tripple B has just scored another, to make it 2 all with Caps United
Monos is trying to come back into the game to over turn the Bosso lead but with their swift counter attacks,Bosso seems to be atoning for last years’ drubbing where Monos won three zero.
…and monos introduces Masumbuko for Praise he had a good first half but looked tired in the second.
Monos attack but Bosso’ captain Mapuranga marshals his defence like a commander to the soldiers
Meanwhile, at Mandava, Caps United now leads Tripple B by 2-1
Bosso on fire barely a minute after Maphosa scores after a defence spliting pass from Njabulo Ncube. Bosso leads 3-1
Bosso gets a penalty after Graham was given a through pass but he was hacked down. Njabulo takes it ,oh it is in. Goal. Bosso leads 2-1
51″ played: Monos immediately make a substitute, Boroma for Nicholas Guyo.
50″ played Highlanders has had the upper hand in the second half.
4:16pm: Meanwhile Tripple B has come back into the second half with an early equaliser to make it Tripple B 1- 1 Caps United, accroding to the Caps United News page.
4:16pm. Match resumes as both teams get offensive in search of a goal.Monoz gets real chance from a deadball just outside the boss. The shot is deflected in the way of striker Ishmael Nawe but his chip goes overbar.
3:46pm HALF TIME. SCORELINE-MONOZ (Nawe) 1- 1 BOSSO (Ncube), TRIOPPLE B 0-1 CAPS UNITED(Pfumbidzai)
44″ played Game nearing half time, the scoreline stands at- MONOZ 1- 1 BOSSO
42″ played Njabulo let loose by Milton and left with only the goalkeeper to beat. He chooses to shoot a powerful one, instead of placing it closely. The ball is saved.
40″ played: Praise Tonha of Monoz has been in a exciting midfield duel with Maphosa and he definitely a player for the future.
35″ played: Njabulo Ncube by far the best player in the field. He is definitely passing at a work rate that matches no other. He is dropping into the midfield and combining well with Milton. It would be unfair that he does not score in this match. Monoz, with Chitiyo and Kuda have stood their ground as well with a fast pace match synonymous with their play.
29″ played: Monoz take a corner kick but Bosso defends it with goalkeeper Ariel acrobatically leaping for the ball as all defenders were at bay. Bosso survives as this could have been another Monoz goal.
28″ played: Bosso has woken up here. They are displaying good interplay and attacking skills. Munawa shoots but it is wide and Mthulisi is on control in the middle of the park.
SCORELINE HERE NOW MONOZ 1-1 BOSSO
25″ played: Bosso GOAL. A Milton Ncube brilliant cross from the right and Graham headed it to the far post. Executed with expertise.
22″ played Oh my!, The Impressive Mthulisi takes a cracker at the goalkeeper who lurches it out for a corner kick….and another corner kick as Bosso attacks the resolute Monoz defence.
21′ played. It is a see- saw affair here as both teams resort to counter attacks with Bosso in search of an equaliser and Monoz needing to extend their lead.
17″ played Bosso gets a freekick at a good position after Njabulo was hacked down and Mthulisi sets up Munawa and the shot goes out to the terraces.
The scoreline now Monoz 1-0 Bosso
It was a beautiful shot from Ishmael Nawe in the 13th minute after Mapuranga miskicked. It was a volley that went in unmolested and away from Ariel’s hands.
13″ played. Bosso gets another corner kick as questions rise over the strength of the Monos defence… Milton curls it but it is quickly defended and in a swift counter attacjk Monomotapa SCORES.
12″ played Mthulisi let on a thorugh pass with the goal at his mercy but his first touch fails him.
10″ played... and Obey lies down in the 18 area injured. He limps out and the match resumes.
9″ played here. Monoz on the offensive in the first minutes of the game. Munawa’s wing has been a weak link so far with nelson outsprinting the defender. Bosso gets second corner of the game and Milton takes it but it is defended.
3″ played Seems Kaindu has pushed Rio to the right wing. The question is; is this the right position for gaffer. Munawa gives a nice shot but Monos saves.
2″ played Monos starts on the offensive and test Arirel in goals for Bosso.
3:00 pm The match kicks off. Highlanders are in their stripped black and white while Monos are attacking the city end in their red outfit.
3:00 pm, the line up
TEAM LINE UPS:
MONOZ: Giyo Nicholas, Zvaita Tapiwa, Mungombe Morgen,Biseki Zvikomborero, Lawe Ismael, Murimba Agrippa, Mwerahari Obey,Tonha Praise,Tigere Jimmy,Meson Nelson, Rukwanhi Charles
Subs: Nyanzira Martin, Masumbuko Hamilton, Boroma Clive, Chifamba Fidias, Tigere Never, Munetsi Terence, Sithole Last.
BOSSO: Ncube Njabulo, Ncube Milton, Ncube Graham, Moyo Peter, Maphosa Mthulisi, Madzivanyika Hillary, Mapuranga Innocent, Ndlovu Dumisani, Kangwa Bruce, Munawa Simon,Sibanda Ariel
SubsKatsande Ashford, Mutizwa Knox, Chikaka Beaven, Masuku Heritwim, Zibande Ozias,Sibanda Mgcini, Eric Mudzingwa.
May 2012: Bosso 3- 0 Monoz
September 2012 Monoz 3- 0 Bosso
2013 Castle PSL season.
Monoz comes unbeaten in the last two games, beating Tripple B 1- 0 before drawing 1 all against FC Platinum.
The team is on the 9th position on the league table with 14 points.
Higlanders is smarting from a shock 2-1 defeat to lowly How Mine having previously stuttered to a goalless draw against FC Platinum in a top of the table clash.
Highlanders is on 2nd position with 20 points.