Monoz reach Sup8r semis


TRIANGLE – Agrippa Murimba’s second half strike earned Monomotapa a 1-0 win over Motor Action in a BancABC Sup8r quarterfinal at Gibbo Stadium on Sunday.

Biggie Zuze’s men will now meet FC Platinum, who beat Highlanders 3-1 on penalties on Saturday, in the semifinal set to for sometime in July.

The two teams could not find the final touch to break the deadlock in the first half that ended goalless.

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 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.

Murimba, however, found the breakthrough in the dying stages of the match.

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