ZPC Kariba 1-1 Highlanders
Shabanie Mine 0-0 Dynamos
ZPC KARIBA needed an own goal on the hour from Innocent Mapuranga to maintain their unbeaten start as they held Highlanders to a draw in a Castle Premiership match at Gwanzura Stadium on Sunday.
Erick Mudzingwa had headed home for Bosso in the 59th minute before Mapuranga handed the electricity man a share of the spoils when his attempt to clear a ball that had rebounded off the post and nestled agonizingly in the nets.
Highlanders’ Welcome Ndiweni and Kuda Mahachi tested ZPC goalkeeper Tendai Hove with long range efforts but found no way through.
ZPC defender Dennis Dauda stood firm at the back while upfront Raphael Manuvire was a handful for the Highlanders defence, creating chances but the veteran striking pair of Limited Chikafa and Tawanda Nyamandwe were blunt.
In other games, Hwange beat Bantu Rovers 2-0 at the Colliery on Sunday to move tops with 14 points from seven starts, the same as new joint leaders Buffaloes who stunned highly fancied Lloyd Mutasa 1-0 at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare.
Bantu defender Zephania Ngodzo’s attempted clearance rebounded off Evans Rusike and trickled into the nets in the 36th minute.
Warriors defender Eric Chipeta then converted from the penalty spot in the 44th minute to give Hwange a good half time advantage.
Points dropped … Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu and assistant Mark Mathe