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    Una Una edge The Citizens in Uhuru Cup Final


    – The Provincial Independence Cup that was played between the city's main rivals provided an insight into what to expect in the ensuing season between the giants of Eastern Region Division 1 football.
    Masvingo Utd aka lifted the Uhuru Cup in a tightly contested match by beating their Division 1 bitter rivals Masvingo City popularly known as The Citizens by their adent followers on Monday at the ceremonial home of soccer in the ancient City, Mucheke stadium.
    The Citizens 1-2 to Una Una.
    The game started on a bright note with both sides searching for an early goal and Una Una came close to scoring in the first minute with some brilliant exchanges but the chance was fluffed at it went over the bar.
    In the fifth minute The Citizens almost settled things but Una Una shot stopper, Tafara Mateko was equal to the task Tafara Mateko.
    It was Masvingo united who opened the scoring after 30 minutes into the game after Malvin Fenyeka had the easiest of tasks when he tapped a rebound into an empty net after Anywhere Chihava's effort was saved by City goalie.
    In the second half City leveled the score line through pacey striker Jeffry Mboweni just 5 minutes from the oranges.
    Una Una restored their lead through Shakesphere Sirivoyi with a beauty of a strike after a fine assist from Anywhere Chihava.
    Although the Citizens kept on bombarding the United goal the later held on with some fine defending until the referee blew the final whistle.
    Masvingo United assistant coach Edmore Ngara was pleased with the result and praised his charges for their efforts.
     "It was only a friend match but the team played very well. They all played according to instruction and that shows the progress we are making as a team," said the gaffer.
    City coach Simba Madziwana was not pleased by his team's display.
     "The team played bad because of lack of training. You cannot reap where you have not sown. The team did not train in the past week and this is a testimony of lack of practice," said Madziwanza.
    ZIFA Eastern region administrator Tedious Machawira was excited about the match.
     "The encounter was a joy to watch. Both teams played very well and Masvingo United were lucky to win the trophy," said the veteran administrator.
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    Meanwhile in Mwenezi the newly formed Mwenezi FC are this year's District Independence Cup champions after beating Rutenga FC in a thrilling encounter that was decided by a penalty shootout at Rutenga Business on Monday April 18, 2016.
    Mwenezi FC won the game 4-3 as it could not be decided in 90 minutes as the match ended nil all.
    "Winning this trophy is a confidence booster and it shows there is a bright future. We have been winning all our matches so far and we are very excited about it," Stonya Mhango the team manager in an interview with The Mirror after the match.
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