Motor Action are the 2010 Premier Soccer League Champions.
The Mighty Bulls sealed a maiden title after beating Lengthens 3-1 in their final match of the season at Motor Action Sports Club this afternoon.
Eleven years of labouring to win the most coveted prize in domestic football finally paid dividends for the Motor Action, who have been the embodiment of resilience since the start of the season.
The Mighty Bulls’ final surge towards the Premier League crown started as early as the sixth minute when Enazio Perezo thrust the Bulls into the lead to send their fans into dreamland.
In the 15th minute, the Mighty Bulls could have extended their lead but a timely intervention on the goal line came to Lengthens rescue and gave the Happy People a measure of hope in a quest for an equaliser.
With Motor Action in full control and Lengthens chasing shadows, something had to happen and it duly came to pass in the 19th minute when Enazio Perezo pounced once again to extend their lead.
It was then the turn of the menacing Isaac Masame to try and join the goal scoring act in the 20th minute, but his ferocious shot from was saved by LengthensÂ goalkeeper ,Muzondiwa GoneseÂ to leave Motor Action with aÂ 2-0 lead at half-time.
The second half started on a bright note for Lengthens when they pulled one back in the 47th minute through a fine goal Marvel Chipunza.
The Happy Peoples sighs of relief in reducing arrears howewer soon turned into groans of agony when Passmore Bernardâ€™s free kick took a deflection en route to hitting the back of the net a minute later.
On the hour mark, the Mighty Bulls could have scored a fourth but Bhekimpilo Ncube failed to connect from Enazios Perezoâ€™z cross. Motor Action continued to provide the greater threat as the clock ticked towards the ninetieth minute with Gonese called into defiant action following a rasping shot by Isaac Masame.
Lengthens did not threaten much with their best offering being a close shave by Marvel Chipunza.
The scenes of celebration after the final whistle said it all. The Mighty Bulls were indeed on cloud nine after reaching the pinnacle of their achievements after eleven years in top flight football. Not bad for a team that survived relegation by a whisker last season.
Motor Action coach Joey Antipas was over the moon following the remarkable achievement.
â€œThis is our year, and would like to thank the management , fellow coaches, players and the supporters for their wavering support through out the 2010 season,â€ said Antipas.
The presentation of medals and the Premier League trophy was a moment to savour not only for the Motor Action players and their faithfuls, but also for neutrals who felt they deserved to win after putting in so much hard work this season.
Motor Actions joy, was howeverÂ Lengthens agony, as the Happy People were relegated following their defeat and now have to look ahead to life in division one next season.
Meanwhile, Dynamos hopes of landing a Premiership crown went up in smoke after their 1 nilÂ victory overÂ Black Mambas proved inadequate following Motor Actionâ€™s convincing 3-1 win over Lengthens .
Dembare was quick of the blocks and thought they had got an early break through in the 7th minute when Evans Gwekwerere tapped home, only for the goal to be ruled offside.
Sensing danger, Black Mambas engineered attacks of their own, with Convenience Hungweâ€™s volley saved by Washington Arubi in the 9th minute.
Dynamos again came close in the 15th minute when Evans Gwekwerereâ€™s effort went just wide as the Harare giants went in search for an opener.
The Glamour Boys attack mindedness finally paid dividends 6 minutes before the interval, when a goal mouth scramble eventually saw Dylan Chivandire coming up with an acrobatic overhead kick that went beyond the reach of a hapless Didymas Chakabva in goals for the police outfit, as Dembare went to the break leading 1 nil.
Dynamos continued piling on the pressure in the second half with Evans Gwekwerereâ€™s well taken header denied by the upright in the 54th minute.
Warumwa Warumwa striker, Sebastian Mutizirwa did his former paymasters a huge favour by fluffing a sitter in the 74th minute.
Evans Gwekwereâ€™s saved header in injury time capped off Dembareâ€™s afternoon with the glamour boyâ€™s ending as 1 nil victors.
After the match, Dynamos gaffer, Elvis Chuchu Chiweshe, was satisfied with his teamâ€™s effort and congratulated Motor Action for their title triumph while Black Mambas was elated for staying in the Premiership.