Railstars host Makhandeni Pirates


Railstars still have a chance to close in on log leaders Quelaton in the Zifa Buscod Division One Football league when they host Makhandeni Pirates at Raylton Sports Club on Sunday.

Njanji are six points behind Quelaton who are away to How Mine on the same day.

Both teams have four matches remaining before wrapping up the league and Zifa Southern Region will be fixturing the remaining matches for both sides on the same day and the same time to avoid match-fixing.

Railstars play at home against the backdrop of a disciplinary judgment that compelled them to ensure Raylton Sports Club is secure following skirmishes at the venue when they hosted Mpumalanga.

Mpumalanga refused to play their match after alleging their medic had been assaulted and reported the matter to the police.

Railstars were found guilty and ordered to play a re-arranged match with Mpumalanga in an empty stadium and they beat the Hwange team 5-1 at Luveve Stadium in a mid-week tie.

The former Premiership side rest their hopes on top striker Leanance Mpofu who scored a brace against New West City last Sunday.

Bantu Rovers, who are back in position three on the log table after beating Ntabazinduna Prison 2-0 at Hartsfield last week, take on Power Cosmos in Hwange on Saturday.

Tshintsha Guluva are eight points behind Railstars.
In other matches fourth-placed ZPC Hwange take on neighbours Hwange Juniors in a battle for supremacy in the coal-mining town. ZPC Hwange are a point above Hwange Juniors and the match promises to be a mouthwatering tie.

Financially troubled Kujatana-Victoria Falls United, who last week failed to fulfil a home fixture against neighbours Zambezi Lions, are once again home in the resort town to Mpumalanga on Saturday.

Sao Paulo also host Black Boots in Victoria Falls on Saturday while Zambezi Lions entertain New West City on Sunday.