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[Zimbabwe] Ngezi Platinum in big test

By Tawanda Tafirenyika

“#Zimbabwe” NGEZI Platinum Stars’ ten match unbeaten run faces a huge test when the Erol Akbay coached side face off with title chasing Triangle in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match on Wednesday.

The Mhondoro based side has enjoyed the best form in the topflight going into today clash having won three of their last five matches while the other two ended in draws.

Having lost just three matches so far this season, the platinum miners will be hoping that they can carry on with their good form.

They have not lost a match at Baobab stadium but they know that the record could be in danger as they host Taurai Mangwiro’s side.
Triangle, themselves have had a good going through their last eight matches without tasting defeat.

Ngezi Platinum Stars have 28 points in the bag so far and have their eyes fixated at the top where Fc Platinum sit with 32 points.

The league is intriguingly poised as some of the teams kick start the second half of the campaign any of the top seven sides in with a realistic chance of grabbing the main prize.

At some point Ngezi Platinum Stars looked down and out of title contention, but they have put themselves back in the frame.

Donald Teguru who was reinvented from a winger into a central striker, has blossomed in his new role getting important goals for his team.
Having lost to Triangle in the reverse fixture, Ngezi Platinum Stars will be looking to get their revenge.

A win for Ngezi today will lift them into third position on the league log, while for Triangle, three points will not alter their position.

In Zvishavane champions FC Platinum will be looking to stretch their lead at the top when they host struggling Harare City also this afternoon.
FC Platinum only managed a single point from their last two matches and coach Norman Mapeza will be looking to improve the return.

Harare City failed to win in their last six matches, but their last win over Chicken Inn, shows how dangerous a side they can be.

FC Platinum have already lost at home this season and having lost a number of key players to South Afica and Zambia, they will be hoping that the new comers can have an immediate impact.

Harare City who were dumped by coach Mark Harrisson, have collected just 19 points so far and face the threat of a relegation dogfight as they sit just two points above the drop zone.

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