Captain Willard Katsande‚ Manyama‚ Bernard Parker‚ Erick Mathoho‚ and playmakers Siphelele Ntshangase and Hendrik Ekstein‚ all started for the AmaKhosi.
But despite this‚ they contrived to lose to last season’s runners-up in the amateur league Zanzibar Premier League.
Zimamoto took the lead shortly before halftime after Ethiopian referee Dawit Asamenew awarded them the first of two penalties in the game which was converted by Mtuba.
Chiefs hit back early in the second half when Parker supplied the assist with a fine pass that was turned home by Bafana Bafana international Manyama.
The South Africans thought they had hit the front soon afterwards when striker Ryan Moon netted‚ again from a Parker ball‚ but the referee ruled out the goal for a foul after consulting with his assistant.
Chiefs lost Mathoho to injury on the hour-mark‚ replaced by Siyabonga Ngezana‚ and fell behind when they conceded a second penalty with 20 minutes to play.