Just two minutes into the match, Qadr Amini beat his own goalkeeper Francis Tizai before Makai Kawashu doubled the advantage 20 minutes later to lift Monoz four places up to fourth place on the log table.
Although they remain on second spot with 21 points in 12 matches, FC Platinum put up a pathetic show which saw Monomotapa dictating pace all afternoon.
It was definite from the first whistle that the day belonged to the hosts whose dominance forced the platinum miners’ coach Rahman Gumbo to make two substitutions in the first half.
Monomotapa coach Taurai Mangwiro applauded his boys for the sterling show.
“My players put up a very good display that came from a positive approach to the game. We reacted quickly to many situations where we were always the first on the ball. We do not usually lose a match after scoring first,” Mangwiro said.
Gumbo felt they were not up for the challenge.
“Monomotapa played very well and they deserved to win. Our defence has been giving away many goals of late and that is worrisome. Now we need to go back to the drawing board and restrategise,” said Gumbo.
Elsewhere, Ranganai Dzotizei reports that two goals in each half by Nicholas Alifandika and Honey Chimutimunzeve ensured Black Mambas ended a five match winless streak in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Morris Depot yesterday.
Mambas meant business and with only three minutes into play, winger Frank Banda flighted a delightful cross which Alifandika bundled into the nets to give the hosts the lead.
Mambas clearly dominated the match and duly sealed the encounter on the hour mark when yet another Banda free kick was spilt by Prosper Chigumba only for an alert Chimutimunzeve to blast home from close range.