Zimbabwe's traditional giants might be grateful the season is coming to an end, but the near future does not look any better.
Lameck Nhamo scored twice inside the opening quarter-hour as Triangle edged Dynamos FC 2-1 on Sunday to reach their first Chibuku Super Cup final.
Highlanders ended a three match losing streak with a 1-0 win over Herentals; while Dynamos fought back to force a 2-2 draw against Shabanie Mine.
Dynamos were denied a third consecutive win thanks to a late, late equaliser, while FC Platinum lost their first home game in two years.
David Temwanjira grabbed a last-gasp equaliser as Shabanie Mine ended the only remaining 100 percent record in the Zimbabwe Premier League.
Ngezi Platinum emerged from match-day 5 with their title credentials reinforced after a last-gasp 1-0 win over Chicken Inn.
Dynamos' troubled start to the new campaign took another nasty turn as they lost 1-0 at home to eternal rivals Highlanders on Monday.
Chicken Inn are ready for the visit of Harare giants Dynamos as the new Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League season gets underway on Saturday.
Does Platinum FC's success reinforce the perception that the balance of power is shifting in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League?
Zimbabwe league leaders FC Platinum took a decisive step towards a first league title after coming from behind to dispatch Ngezi Platinum 2-1.
Harare giants CAPS United were the only big team to progress past the first round on a weekend of upsets in the Chibuku Super Cup.
Ngezi Platinum strengthened their grip on top spot, while another Highlanders match was abandoned due to crowd trouble.
Dynamos will look to prolong their return to form when they clash against bottom-placed Tsholotsho in the Zimbabwe Premier League on Saturday.
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