TRIANGLE – Motor Action and Monomotapa could not find the final touch to break the deadlock as the first half of their BancABC Sup8r quarterfinal ended goalless at Gibbo Stadium.
The score line could have been different had either side’s strikers been more clinical in front of goal.
But with both teams meeting coming against the backdrop of poor league results it was no surprise that both sides chased an opening from the first whistle.
In a fairly balanced first half, Monoz had the first opportunity of the game in the ninth minute, but Charles Rukwanhi freekick was off target.
A minute later Douglas Walaza’s freekick went straight to Monoz keeper Tapiwa Zvaita.
Motor Action also went close when Misheck Mburayi’s flashing header and Ngonidzashe Maviri’s acrobatic shot all caused some anxious moments for Zvaita.
Yves Ebabali’s long range drive on 24 minutes also brought the best out of Zvaita.
Monoz, however, kept fighting and Agrippa Murimba could have thrust his side into the lead had his first touch not let him down following a clever move involving Ronald Chitiyo and Nelson Meson near the half hour mark.
*Second half report to follow
Monomotapa: Ronald Chitiyo, Jimmy Tigere, Tapiwa Zvaita,Last Sithole,Clive Boroma, Obey Mwerahari, Charles Rukwani, Zvikomborero Biseki,Nelson Melson, Hillary Mugoniwa
Motor Action: Marlon Jani, Passmore Bernard, Douglas Walaza, Godfrey Moyo, Clemnce Matawu, Misheck Mburai, Charles Mutero, Blessing sande, Nginodzashe Maviri, Esisa Yves Ebabali