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Bulls snatch a draw

Moyo scored the all important equaliser in the 84th minute cancelling an earlier goal by the hosts through a Vincent Xecane header in the first leg, played at Mokaba Stadium.

Moyo converted the kick by sending the goalkeeper Richard Omony the wrong way.

Moyo’s goal might come in handy if the away goal’s rule comes into play in Harare.

Lidoda Duvha appeared to have stolen the match when Xecane scored with a glancing header after a fine corner by Joshua Obaje.

Joey Antipas, the Motor Action head coach had this to say  after the match: “We were cautious in the first half but then in the second half we pressed forward and with a bit of luck we could have won the match. Unfortunately we hit the post but a draw is a positive result away from home.

“We are still trying combinations because the season has not started. We have got to finish the job. In fact, we will be on fire in Harare but we need to rectify mistakes in the midfield and attack.”

There were anxious moments for Antipas’ charges after a goal-bound Thomas Madimba effort in the 40th minute was cleared from the line by impressive James Jam.

Motor Action came back a more attacking side in the second half with a better organised midfield. It was no surprise in the 51st minute that Ngonidzashe Mavhiri nearly grabbed a goal for the visitors. The speedy forward’s shot in the centre after a cross on the right from Gift Phiri rattled the cross bar.

Substitute Protasho Kabwe had the best chance for the Mighty Bulls in the 64th minute but the former Highlanders striker chose to use the right foot instead of the left foot after breaking clear on the right flank to break the hearts of a sizeable Bulls crowd who came to watch this match in a near empty stadium.

Black Leopards: Richard Omony, Moses Kwena, Humphrey Khoza, Vincent Xecane, Mabunda Tiyani, Davie Banda, Mongezi Bobe, Thomas Madimba, Vincent Mabusela, Rodney Ramagalela, Joshua Obaje.

Motor Action: Marlon Jani, Passmore Bernard, Godfrey Moyo, Reuben Machaya, Jonathan Chitereke, Domic Mukandi, James Jam, Ngonidzashe Mavhiri, Masimba Mambare, Tongai Mangwendere, Gift Phiri.

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