Noone expected Dynamos football club to end their 2018 Premier soccer league campaign fighting relegation. Not even one could have imagined that Mutare City will register the new unwanted record in Zimbabwean football. Chiyangwa’s fall is even a myth to some today. The year was full of drama in Zimbabwean football.
Norman Mapeza’s men
It was, however, unfortunate for the Zvishavane boys after Mutare City handed their pride to Black Rhinos. FC Platinum was lauded as the best scoring machine in Zimbabwean football after they cruised six past Mutare City. The now relegated Manicaland side was battered seven nil by Black Rhinos who became high
It was also a year to remember for Taurai Mangwiro, the Triangle FC
For Dembare, it could have been worse had they not replace Lloyd Mutasa earlier after the team was in the relegation zone. It took another Lloyd, surnamed Chigowe this time, to save the Harare giants. The Glamour Boys team
The relegation of teams which were suffering financially proved that money is everything in football. Teams which pump their players like FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum were unsurprisingly topping the league.
In a surprising turn of events, the moneyed and outspoken Phillip Chiyangwa lost his Zifa presidential post to his rival Felix Kamambo. Kamambo once had his application papers dismissed by the Zifa electoral committee pointing out that he was facing suspension from all football activities. After being cleared
With all the drama of the year, some teams will be looking for serious appeasement come next season while FC Platinum will be surely gearing to maintain its grip. Kamambo’s leadership is something football is looking forward to.