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Suspensions hit Highlanders, Motor Action

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Defender Zephaniah Ngodzo will miss Highlanders’ crucial Premier Soccer League clash against championship-chasing Motor Action in Harare on Sunday.

Ngodzo is serving a one match suspension after accumulating three yellow cards but Motor Action will also miss three key players.

Bosso coach Mkhuphali Masuku said that they are ready for the match and they are not looking at the fact that Motor Action are on top of the log standings.
“We are not looking at that,” said Masuku.
“We want to play well. It will be an exciting match and we are looking forward to it.

“All players will be ready for selection but we have Zephaniah who is on suspension.”

He will now juggle his backline and bring in Lawson Nkomo at right back with Gift Lunga taking the left wing back position.

Mighty Bulls skipper Bheki Ncube (pictured), defender Sam Mutenheri and striker Allan Gahadzikwa are serving one match suspensions after accumulating three yellow cards each.

Bulls coach Joey Antipas said: “Sam Mutenheri, Allan Gahadzikwa and Bhekimpilo Ncube, one of our key players, are on suspension but we are hoping for a good game,” he said.

“Highlanders will be a hard nut to crack as it is one of the teams in top form. It’s going to be a difficult game but we are hoping for a good game.”

The Bulls escaped with a point from their encounter against champions Gunners on Wednesday, leaving them on 59 points from 27 matches while rivals Highlanders are third on the log standings with 52 points from the same number of games.

In other matches lined up for Saturday, relegated Bantu Rovers take on Lengthens at Hartsfield Stadium. Lengthens are in danger of relegation as they are placed fourth from the bottom of the log standings with 25 points from 27 matches.

If Lengthens lose, it might spell trouble for them as four teams will be relegated at the end of the season.
Elsewhere, Douglas Warriors take on Black Mambas at Rudhaka Stadium.

Douglas Warriors are also in danger of relegation and a defeat for them could mean that they would join Bantu Rovers in division one next year.

In another match set for Saturday, Shabanie Mine will do battle against Shooting Stars at Gwanzura Stadium.

Shabanie Mine are placed eighth on the log standings with 40 points while Shooting Stars will want to collect maximum points to move up the premiership log standings.

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