Zifa Buscod Division One football side Quelaton looked poised for Premiership action next season as they continued with their winning streak dispatching struggling Sao Paulo 4-0 on Sunday at Luveve Stadium.
The Tawanda Ruzive-owned squad has now accumulated 64 points from 26 matches in the league and they look set to be playing their football in the country’s top-flight league next season.
Quelaton marksman Kundishora Chakanyuka was in top form and grabbed a hat-trick while the fourth goal came from former Highlanders striker Njabulo “Tshiki” Ncube.
Although there are only four matches remaining to conclude the 2011 season, coach Thulani Sibanda is still wary of second-placed Railstars, who beat New West City 2-1 with their top striker Leanance Mpofu grabbing the brace at White City Stadium on Sunday.
“The race is still on. We cannot talk about the championship now. Railstars are winning as well,” Sibanda said.
Njanji are six points behind Quelaton on 58 points with the same number of games.
Former Premiership side Bantu Rovers beat Ntabazinduna Prison 2-0 at Hartsfield Grounds on Sunday to reclaim third spot after ZPC Hwange slipped with a 1-1 draw to Makhandeni Pirates at White City Stadium on Saturday. Tshintsha Guluva now have 50 points while ZPC Hwange are a point behind.
Hwange Juniors, who started off the season on a high note, are now placed on position five with 48 points. They beat How Mine 1-0 at the coal-mining town on Saturday.
Bottom-placed Kujatana-Victoria Falls United once again donated three points after failing to fulfill their fixture against Zambezi Lions.
The Victoria Falls-based team is in financial crisis and last week failed to travel to Bulawayo for a date with Railstars.
Makokoba City Warriors also failed to travel to Hwange and gave Mpumalanga three points on a silver platter, while police side Black Boots beat Power Cosmos 2-1 in Fairbridge on Saturday.