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CBZ PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE 2007

Murape Murape wins Soccer Star of the Year award

SOCCER STAR: Murape Murape led Dynamos to a famous CBZ Cup win over Highlanders and the league title
SOCCER STAR: Murape Murape led Dynamos to a famous CBZ Cup win over Highlanders and the league title


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By Sports Reporter

VETERAN Dynamos striker Murape Murape is to be crowned Zimbabwe's top footballer for the 2007 at a banquet in Harare on Friday night.

The striker beat teammate Justice Majabvi and Highlanders striker Obadiah Tarumbwa, into second and first runners-up positions, respectively.

The Soccer Star of the Year is selected by football writers from around Zimbabwe.

Murape Murape's selection will likely cause spark debate in the football community. Fans' favourite Kingstone Nkata of CAPS had been heavily fancied for the top award.

By winning the big prize, Murape has beaten the following players to the top prize: Edward Sadomba (Dynamos), goalkeeper Willard Manyatera (Dynamos); Anzilom Ndlovu (Highlanders); Ovidy Karuru (Masvingo United); Richard Mteki (Lengthens); Evans Chikwaikwai (Sundowns); Method Mwanjali (Caps United): Kingstone Nkata (Caps FC).

Meanwhile, Dynamos' David Mandigora is the 2007 Coach of the Year, after taking DeMbare to the league championship and CBZ FA Cup.

Mutare-based Kenny Marange is the Referee of the Year, while Nelson Kusosa of Gweru and Thabani Mkanjo of Bulawayo, are the first and second runners-up, respectively.

The awards were this year being sponsored by the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe, and come with financial incentives, set to be announced Friday night at the special function set for Meikles Hotel in Harare.

Previous Soccer Star of the Year Winners

Year I Player I (Club)

1969 George Shaya (Dynamos)
1970 Tendai Chieza (Mangula)
1971 Peter Nyama (Chibuku)
1972 George Shaya (Dynamos)
1973 Ernest Kamba (Dynamos)
1974 Moses Moyo (Zimbabwe Saints)
1975 George Shaya (Dynamos)
1976 George Shaya (Dynamos)
1977 George Shaya (Dynamos)
1978 George Rollo Arcadia Utd
1979 Shacky Tauro (CAPS United)
1980 David Mandigora (Dynamos)
1981 Stanley Ndunduma (CAPS United)
1982 Japhet Mparutsa (Dynamos)
1983 Ephert Lungu (Rio Tinto)
1984 James Takavada (Ziscosteel)
1985 Stanley Ndunduma (Black Rhinos)
1986 Moses Chunga (Dynamos)
1987 Mercedes Sibanda (Highlanders)
1988 Ephraim Chawanda (Zimbabwe Saints)
1989 Masimba Dinyero (Black Mambas)
1990 Peter Ndlovu (Highlanders)
1990 George Nechironga (CAPS United)
1991 Peter Ndlovu (Highlanders)
1992 Wilfred Mugeyi (Black Aces)
1993 Agent Sawu (Zimbabwe Saints)
1994 Memory Mucherahowa (Dynamos)
1995 Tauya Murewa (Dynamos)
1996 Stewart Murisa (CAPS United)
1997 Walter Chuma (Wankie)
2000 Zenzo Moyo (Highlanders)
2001 Maxwell Dube (Chapungu United)
2002 Dazzy Kapenya (Highlanders)
2003 Energy Murambadoro (CAPS United)
2004 Cephas Chimedza (CAPS United)
2005 Joseph Kamwendo [Malawi] (CAPS United)
2006 Clemence Matawu (Motor Action)
2007 Murape Murape (Dynamos)

FINAL 2007 CBZ PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE TABLE:

TEAM
Played
Won
Drew
Lost
G/F
G/A
Points
CH Dynamos
30
19
7
4
41
15
64
2 Highlanders
30
16
7
7
44
25
55
3 Masvingo United
30
14
7
9
37
26
49
4 Shooting Stars
30
11
8
11
36
36
41
5 Njube Sundowns
30
12
5
13
37
45
41
6 Lengthens
30
11
7
12
36
36
40
7 CAPS FC
30
11
6
13
38
39
39
8 CAPS United
30
8
15
7
26
25
39
9 Chapungu United
30
11
6
13
37
39
39
10 Motor Action
30
11
6
13
37
40
39
11 Lancashire Steel
30
10
9
11
33
40
39
12 Monomotapa United
30
11
5
14
33
40
38
13 Eastern Lions
30
7
13
10
26
31
34
RE Black Rhinos
30
8
10
12
30
41
34
RE Hwange
30
8
8
14
28
36
32
RE Mwana Africa
30
6
13
11
24
32

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