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Matema a genius - Erol Akbay

by Sports Reporter
19 Sep 2016 at 07:29hrs | Views
Highlanders coach Erol Akbay has heaped praise on veteran striker Ralph Matema after he snatched a winner against Mutare City on Sunday during the Chibuku Super Cup match.

Highlanders took the lead following an own goal just before the halftime break but Mutare City equalised minutes after resumption of play in the second half.

Matema then sealed the win in the 80th minute.

 However, the Dutchman downplayed his team chances of reaching the final.

"We need that power upfront and in the last three matches he has proven himself well coming from the bench," Akbay said.

"It is a good win. We played very good football in the first half, which is what I want, although we created many chances, but we could not score. I cannot talk about reaching the final of this cup yet. We will see how we fare in the next round. We made some silly defending mistakes and allowed Mutare to score in the second half," he added.

Qualified teams:

Tsholotsho

FC Platinum

Harare City

ZPC Kariba

Ngezi Platinum

Triangle

Highlanders

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Source - Online