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Monomotapa's wings clipped

By Sello Rabothata | Jul 31, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

IT IS often said that football is a most unpredictable game.

IT IS often said that football is a most unpredictable game.

And it has taken high-flying Zimbabwean outfit Monomotapa just a fortnight to realise that.

Monomotapa have been on a giant-killing spree in the CAF Champions League lately but were brought back to earth with a thud last weekend when unfashionable Caps United blasted them 5-2 after extra time in the semifinals of the local Nestlé Charity Cup.

Highlights of this pulsating encounter will be screened on the African Soccer Television show on SABC1 Sport's Laduma programme on Sunday at 2.30pm.

In the other semifinal Gunners had too much firepower for Wangwe, beating them 2-0.

Dynamos won the title last year after beating Highlanders in the final.

They played to a 1-all draw in the first leg and Dynamos went on to win 1-0 in the second leg of the tournament, which started in 1996.

In the Zimbabwe Premier League Highlanders found themselves on the receiving end of a 1-0 defeat to Gunners.

Dynamos were just too much for Underhill, whom they blasted 4-0 in another league match.

The Togo Ligue 1 comes into the picture with the goalless draw between Gomido and Togo Telecom, and Dyto's narrow 1-0 victory over AC Merlan also features on the show.

In the "2010 we are ready campaign", the show looks at safety and security in North West for the Fifa World Cup and the lessons learnt from this year's Confederations Cup.


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