CUMA FC joins log leaders Golden Valley FC as Division One pacesetters


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Writes Chimeno Azriel

Mashonaland West Division 1 pacesetters, CUMA Football Academy, are now focusing on winning the ticket to Division 1 after sending a statement of intent through a brilliant performance as they collected maximum points to become joint log leaders with Golden Valley.

The Cuthbert Malajila-owned football Club turned in a mastery display to beat the visitors 3-0 with what was their best performance so far with two matches played so far. They managed to collect six points from two matches. The team just returned to the football scene this year after they did not participate last season. Their return this season has seen the club sending warning shots and are showing signs of a mature team with polished displays and they have done that with two important wins.

Three goals in the second half was all that CUMA Football Academy needed to collect maximum points against a determined Eiffel Flats Football Club to maintain their 100% record in the Mashonaland West Division 2 Soccer League match played at Rimuka Stadium on Sunday.

Brendon Kapito set the ‘ Tigers’ on the way with a penalty which was a sparing reward for the dominance they showed in the 57th minute. Brendon kept his nerve and sent the Eiffel Flats goal minder the wrong way to make it 1-0.

The host team made some counter-attacks and from the resultant attacks man of the match, Tinashe Zamani, sent in a pinpoint cross that Tinashe Kandora firmly planted home in the 65th minute to make it 2-0

The Cuthbert Malajila Academy team were purring and the Eiffel Flats football team were chasing shadows at times and the goal that finally settled the points came in the 68th minute when Blessing Shoko colly headed home to make it 3-0.

The scoreline did slight justice to how CUMA were dominant in the second half after a slack first half. Despite the convincing two-match wins, the coach Ignatius Alfonso insisted that his charges should not get carried away but take each game as it comes.

” We are happy with the first two wins but the players should not get carried away but fight to win every game we play. While I am impressed with the result and performance, I feel that there is more work for the team if we are to make a bigger impression in this league,” said Ignatius.

CUMA Director, Cuthbert Malajila, praised his team for playing well and collecting maximum points. He said so far, the team was playing good football and they should continue collecting more points.

“We are going to play Martin Spur and we are expecting the boys to collect points so that we remain on top of the log,” said Malajila who played for David Whitehead, Dynamos, and Highlanders before moving to South Africa.

On the first day of the league, CUMA thrashed Cam & Motor 3-0 and on Sunday they overcame Eiffel Flats 3-0 to be joint log leaders with Golden Valley who are playing entertaining football.