NEW: Tapera strikes again to send Gem Boys top

12 May, 2024 - 20:05 0 Views
NEW: Tapera strikes again to send Gem Boys top Manica Diamonds forward Michael Tapera is joined by teammates in celebrating his goal after finding the back of the nets against Bikita Minerals at Sakubva Stadium this afternoon. - Picture: Tinai Nyadzayo

The ManicaPost

Ray Bande and Moffat Mungazi

IN-FORM Manica Diamonds forward Michael Tapera was on target again as his solitary strike earned his team maximum points against plucky Bikita Minerals in a tightly contested Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at Sakubva Stadium today.

The victory, the Gem Boys’ sixth on the bounce, saw them keeping another clean sheet to propel coach Jairos Tapera’s charges to the summit of the log standings with 22 points from 11 games.

They now enjoy a one-point lead over former champions FC Platinum who defeated dislodged early pacesetters Highlanders 2-0 at Babourfields.

Not only did Manica Diamonds collect the three points at stake, but also grabbed the bragging rights of a contest many may view as a derby since both teams are using Sakubva Stadium as their home ground.

For red-hot Tapera, this was the fifth consecutive time he has found the back of nets as his team stays on the hunt for title glory.

On current form, the Gem Boys have turned around their fortunes after enduring a sluggish start to the season; thanks to their sparkling form.


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