The result saw the former Cup Kings again failing to win or at least score a goal in open play this season and their frustrated fans could be forgiven for demanding the heads of coaches Sean Connor and Lloyd Chitembwe after yesterday’s demise.
One could also be forgiven to conclude that CAPS United — one of the country’s grandest football institutions — are cursed after they missed clear-cut chances including agonisingly watching the woodwork twice deny them a goal.
Monomotapa though were the first to make an attempt at goal barely a minute into the match when Tawanda Nyamandwe got to the end of a Russell Madamombe cross but failed to direct his header past Edmore Sibanda in goals for United.
Monoz’s threat ignited a predictable response from United who exhibited some purposeful play but Evans Gwekwerere and Pride Tafirenyika took turns to miss chances.
But the match’s defining moment came in the 87th minute, barely two minutes after his introduction. Mapfumo silenced United fans after latching onto a pass from Hillary Mugoniwa who had sensationally weaved past two defenders.
In Zvishavane, Our Correspondent reports that FC Platinum regained lost pride to dismiss Motor Action 2-0 at Mandava.
The two goals came from veteran defender Norman Togara and regular scorer Charles Sibanda.
Togara beat the half-time whistle to put the platinum miners ahead while Sibanda doubled the lead in the 57th minute.
The Mighty Bulls had started the match on a high note but lost the battle in midfield where Rahman Gumbo trusted Rowen Nenzou and dreadlocked Thabani Kamusoko, who have been coming in as substitutes in most of their matches.
In the 90th minute stroke, Bulls skipper Passmore Benard saw red after he challenged the centre man Thomas Mafa who had penalised Yves Ebabali for a crude challenge on Joel Ngodzo.
In Bulawayo Sukoluhle Mtetwa reports that Quelaton registered their first home win against Gunners with a 1-0 scoreline.
It was Proud Zireni’s 20th minute strike that saw the Bulawayo-based outfit collecting their second set of three points after beating Harare City with a similar scoreline in Harare.