HARARE – CAPS United were the only notable casualty in the Chibuku Super Cup first round after being beaten 0-1 by military side Black Rhinos at Rusape on Saturday despite dominating throughout the match.
The loss means Makepekepe failed to book their place in the last eight of the premier knock out tournament in the country and ended any hope of silverware this season.
Veteran defender Dennis Dauda, who joined Chauya Chipembere from CAPS United in the July transfer window, was the architect of the goal.
Dauda moved past some defenders and found space and time to deliver a magnificent cross for captain Farai Banda, who scored superbly and left goalkeeper Tonderai Mateyaunga confused.
United rivals Dynamos struggled to play smoothly against WhaWha on Sunday but still found a way thanks to Trevor Mavhunga, whose individual brilliance decided the battle in the dying moments of the game.
Bulawayo giants Highlanders, winners of the tournament in 2019, also progressed to the quarter-finals on Sunday at the expense of Triangle at Gibbo Stadium thanks to a goal from Stanley Ngala.
As expected, Castle Lager Premier Soccer League leaders FC Platinum secured a place in the second round of Chibuku Super Cup with an easy 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Tenax.
Platinum got their goals from Juan Mutudza and exciting rookie player Panashe Mutimbanyoka.
Chicken Inn, Bulawayo Chiefs, Herentals and Manica Diamonds were the other teams that qualified to the quarterfinals.
Chibuku Super Cup results:
Bulawayo Chiefs 1-0 ZPC Kariba
Manica Diamonds 2-0 Yadah Stars
Dynamos 1-0 Whawha
Triangle United 0-1 Highlanders
Chicken Inn 2-0 Harare City
FC Platinum 2-0 Tenax CS
Black Rhinos 1-0 Caps United
Ngezi Platinum 1-2 Herentals