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Bulls maintain pressure on Platinum


Defending Champions Motor Action piled on the pressure on FC Platinum, who were threatening to run away with the championship in their maiden year, when they dispatched struggling Kiglon 2-0 in a Harare derby on Wednesday.

The win saw the Mighty Bulls amassing a total of 37 points, two points shy of log leaders FC Platinum from the same number of matches.

FC Platinum have proved to have the sharpest strike force as they have hit the target 30 times, but have conceded 13 goals.

On the other hand Bulls have scored 23 goals, but their veteran goalkeeper Marlon Jani has proved to have the safest hands in the league, losing one match and conceding only five goals.

Bulawayo giants Highlanders are on third position with 31 points while Dynamos failed to utilise the chance to leapfrog Highlanders when they allowed Blue Ribbon to snatch three valuable points in their midweek encounter which they lost 1-0.

Dynamos is on 29 points, four points ahead of fifth-placed Chicken Inn who seem to be running out of steam after starting the season on a high note.

Struggling Kiglon are anchored at the bottom of the 16-member log table on 16 points with Shabanie Mine and Shooting Stars tied on 17 points at positions 15 and 16 respectively.

Meanwhile, the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League has suspended 15 players for having accumulated three yellow cards in past matches.

FC Platinum will miss the services of returnee Ntokozo Tshuma after he accumulated three yellow cards.

Chicken Inn will be without defender Danisa Phiri, with DeMbare missing Gift Bello and Devon Chafa. Blue Ribbon will feel hard done as they will miss their defence stalwart Brighton Tuwaya and new signing Charles Mukanhairi who accumulated the cards while still at Kiglon.

Shooting Stars will miss Tofireyi Sambo, Charles Mutero and Tongai Chioreso.

The struggling Green Machine will be without gunslinger Evans Gwekwerere and captain Nyasha Mukumbi. Ben Nyahunzvi will miss action for Black Mambas with Jonathan Chitereki also not playing for Shabanie Mine.

Hwange will be without Rodwell Chinyengetere while Gunners will be without Hardlife Zvirekwi.

BancABC semi-final
Highlanders v Shabanie Mine (Barbourfields)

Dynamos v Black Mambas (Rufaro), Gunners v Shooting Stars (Lafarge), Masvingo v CAPS United (Mucheke), Monomotapa v Blue Ribbon (Gwanzura), Hwange v Motor Action (Colliery)

Kiglon v Chicken Inn (Rufaro)

Shabanie Mine v Zimbabwe Saints (Maglas)

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