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Railstars seek to close gap on Quelaton


After dropping three crucial points at home last Saturday Railstars are eager to collect maximum points and close the gap on log leaders Quelaton when they square off against Power Cosmos in a Zifa Buscod Southern Region Division One football league tie in Hwange tomorrow afternoon.

Njanji lost 2-1 to Ntabazinduna Prison at Raylton Sports Club in the absence of head coach Mandla Mpofu last week and have to win tomorrow’s game as log leaders Quelaton have opened a six-point gap at the top of the log.

Mpofu was away in Harare for the botched Under-20 Young Warriors trip to Germany.

Yesterday he told NewsDay Sport that they were ready for the challenge.

“It is going to be a tough game. We will also be playing away from home and when teams play Railstars it is like a cup game. However, we are prepared as we want the three points,” he said.

Power Cosmos Club president Artwell Ndebele said they were looking forward to victory as they had been playing draws in their last few games.

“We have had a string of draws and two losses. We want to snatch a win this time. We are prepared for the game. The team is working hard to ensure that we get the three points,” he said.

In other matches log leaders Quelaton will hope to extend their lead when they face Hwange Juniors at Luveve Stadium tomorrow after opening a six-point gap last Sunday.

Sao Paulo square off against ZPC Hwange in a match set for Victoria Falls tomorrow.

On paper, ZPC Hwange are the better team and they might walk away with three points as they are placed fifth on the log with 31 points while Sao Paulo are fourth from the bottom of the log with 15 points in 18 matches.

How Mine entertain Mpumalanga at the gold mine. Mpumalanga will be itching for victory after sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw against Hwange Juniors in their last match.

Former Premiership side Bantu Rovers face New West City at Hartsfield tomorrow. Tshintsha Guluva trail Quelaton by seven points.

Police side Black Boots play host to Makhandeni Pirates at Fairbridge. Makhandeni Pirates suffered a 2-1 defeat to Quelaton while Black Boots played a goalless draw against New West City.

Black Boots are placed ninth on the log with 23 points while Makhandeni Pirates are at position eleven with 22 points.

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