Southern Region Division One football league pacesetters Mpumalanga look set to stretch their lead on the log standings when they date neighbours Projects in Hwange tomorrow.
Mpumalanga rule the roost with nine points from four games into the start of the season while newly-promoted Projects anchor the table with a single point after having played two matches and conceded six goals.
Last weekend, the side from the coal-mining town dispatched former Premiership outfit Zimbabwe Saints 2-0 in Hwange while Projects failed to fulfil their fixture against fellow newcomers Sizani Fruits and Veg in Bulawayo and are likely to be docked three points and face disciplinary action.
An official at the Zifa offices in Bulawayo, Augustine Ndlovu, said Projects failed to give a satisfactory explanation for their no-show.
Another exciting encounter is billed for Hwange where third-placed Power Cosmos entertain New West City who are second.
Both clubs are on seven points from four matches. New West have a superior goal difference after scoring 10 goals and conceding six. Power Cosmos last week edged Hwange Juniors 4-2 while New West fell 2-1 to Railstars.
ZPC Hwange, who are in position four with seven points as well, travel to Bulawayo and face Chikwata on Sunday.
New Division One side Tsholotsho FC, who upstaged How Mine 2-1 in Tsholotsho and have also garnered seven points, return to their home ground tomorrow against Plumtree-based Bulawayo Chiefs.
Prison officers Ntabazinduna will also be home to Hwange Juniors tomorrow while struggling Emakhandeni Pirates take on Railstars at White City Stadium.
Another former Premiership side Bantu Rovers, who suffered a 1-0 shock defeat to Rufaro Rovers in Hwange in their first match after their US tour, will be in Fairbridge to face police side Black Boots.
Rufaro Rovers face Victoria Falls-based Sao Paulo in Hwange tomorrow.