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Central Region champion still to be decided


Mimosa Football Club and Chapungu United have to wait a bit before the two know who makes it into the world of premiership football.

The two are breathing neck-to-neck in the Central Region Division One League.

The fate was supposed to have been decided last weekend but both clubs managed to post identical 2-0 wins over Silo United and Tongogara respectively on a weekend that the championship race set Kwekwe ablaze.

Chrome miners Mimosa will today take on Hardbody at their own backyard in Zvishavane, a match they are supposed settle not for anything less that a win to maintain their pole position.

As of now, Mimosa has a five-point cushion as the race goes to the wire but the airmen have a game in hand.

If Mimosa win their remaining two matches against Hardbody and Ziscosteel, they will amass a total of 67 points with the airmen only stretching to 65, two points behind Mimosa.

This will mean Mimosa, headed by a member of the national army Jairos Tapera, will qualify for Premiership football next season.

On the other hand, Chapungu will entertain Mc Inn on the same day and go on to play Gweru Pirates and Rutendo Stars in other remaining matches at home.

In the Northern Region, Blue Ribbon were confirmed champions on Wednesday when they played a goalless draw against Harare City at Zimphos.

They now have 67 points, four points ahead of second-placed Flame Lily who have 63 points with just one game remaining.

Northern Region board member for development Martin Kweza confirmed the promotion but could not reveal the clubs that are facing the dreaded chop.

Blue Ribbon join Zimanzi and Bulawayo-based side Chicken Inn who have already been promoted into the top-flight.

Zimanzi (Masvingo United) were the champions in the Eastern Region while Chicken Inn was promoted from the Southern Region. Zimanzi, formerly Masvingo United, return to the Premiership after a two-year absence after beating Don Bosco 3-1 in a Masvingo derby at Mucheke Stadium.

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