Former Premiership side Bantu Rovers will be seeking revenge and a return to the top of the Zifa Southern Region Division football league when they entertain Bulawayo Chiefs at Luveve Stadium on Saturday.
Tshintsha Guluva, coached by Reuben Tsengwa, last week lost 1-0 to Chiefs in Plumtree to close the curtain to the first half of the season.They hope to take advantage of the postponed league match featuring league leaders How Mine and troubled Zimbabwe Saints.
Bantu missed on a chance to return to the apex of the league after the away defeat as How Mine dismissed struggling Chikwata 2-1 away from home.
The former Premiership side are on position three with 35 points from 16 matches, a point adrift from How Mine who are out of action this weekend.
Chiefs have enlisted the services of coach Thulani Sibanda, who was sacked by relegation-fighting Premiership side Quelaton and have 26 points from 16 matches and are seventh on the log.The race for the championship is however tightly contested with second- placed ZPC Hwange also gnawing hard on How Mine’s heels with 35 points from 16 games.
ZPC Hwange, under the tutelage of Solomon Kaseke, travel to outlying Tsholotsho for a date with Tsholotsho FC who held them to a goalless draw in the coal-mining town last week.
After sharing the spoils with Ntabazinduna Prison in a 1-1 draw at Raylton Sports Club last week, fourth-placed Railstars engage the prison officers away from home tomorrow.
Log anchors Rufaro Rovers, who last week let in five goals from New West City, are in for another hiding at home in Hwange as they host the same
Bulawayo side while Hwange Juniors are home away from home in the coal-mining town for another date with Projects, whom they beat 3-1 last week.
In other matches, Mpumalanga, also from Hwange, travel to Bulawayo where they meet Sizani Fruit and Veg while Power Cosmos will also trudge down to the City of Kings for a tie against Emakhandeni Pirates.