ZPC Kariba . . . 1
Triangle . . .0
By Tatenda Kunaka
ZPC Kariba edged Triangle United 1-0 at Gwanzura yesterday to go top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League log tabe.
Kauya Katuruturu or Gwenya rekuchamhembe as they are well-known by their fans got their goal in the 43rd minute through attacking midfielder Pride Tafirenyika.
An intended clearance in the 12th minute by substitute Jimmy Dzingai who had come in for Menson Nelson was deflected by Tafirenyika, giving Triangle goalkeeper Ronald Mudimu no chance.
ZPC Kariba is now on 47 points, one point above reigning champions Dynamos who are away to Buffaloes this afternoon.
ZPC Kariba coach Saul Chami-nuka was elated with the result but said his team was not chasing the coveted trophy despite being one of the title contenders.
“I am very excited my team won. As for the league title, we want to go all the way up to the last day.
“My target is a top four finish so that we will be able to play in the lucrative Mbada Diamonds Cup,’’ said Chaminuka.
Kauya Katuruturu was missing the services of first choice goalkeeper Tendai Hove who is injured and in his place Tonderai Mateyaunga did great.
Triangle coach Biggy Zuze said they lost because of complacency after winning the One Wallet Cup last weekend, beating Dynamos against all odds.
“The game was tough and the result did not come as we expected, I saw that my players were complacent because of the One Wallet Cup victory over Dynamos,” said Zuze.
With five games to go before the league ends, ZPC Kariba is one of the favourites to lift the trophy in their maiden season in the topflight league.