FC Platinum were crowned champions of the Bob 88 Super Cup after beating rivals Hwange Football Club 2-0 in a final played at Rufaro Stadium Sunday afternoon.The platinum miners were presented with their trophy by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe.
In a match watched by the â€˜birthday boyâ€™ himself, FC Platinum had an upper hand in most departments in the first half pilling more pressure for a much needed early goal.
Striker Ali Sadiki came close hitting the side net in the 16th minute for the platinum miners. Again in the 32nd minute, Sadiki was denied from a set piece just outside the 18 yard box by Hwange goalkeeper, Petros Mhari.
Pressure kept on mounting for Chipangano in the dying minutes of the first half when midfielder Allan Gahadzikwaâ€™s strike was punched over the cross bar.
Just a few minutes into the second half, â€œKugona Kunenge Kudadaâ€ as FC Platinum is affectionately known, continued to dictate the tempo of the game creating many chances.
With 8 minutes into the second half, FC Platinum finally found the back of the net through substitute Mitchele Katsvairo who capitalised on a defensive blunder from a Chipangano defender.
Hwange tried to their best to equalise but it was all to no avail as the FC Platinum defence remained rock solid.
FC Platinum did not hold back especially with the introduction in the 65th minute of Rowan Nenzou who spiced up the game displaying some splitting passes in the middle of the park.
FC Platinum continued with their ascendancy and it came as no surprise when Allan Gahadzikwa hammered the last nail to Chipanganoâ€™s coffin in the 85th minute.
Meanwhile, Motor Action won the bronze medal when they beat Dynamos 1-0 in their third place play-offs. The Mighty Bulls got their solitary goal through Isaac Masome in the second half.
The Bob 88 Super Cup celebrates through sport the values and principles of President Robert Mugabe who is an uncompromising fighter for liberation and freedom from colonial and neo-colonial forces.