CENTRAL Soccer League (CSL) log leaders Tripple B host a resurgent Chapungu in what promises to be an explosive week 24 encounter at Dulibadzimu Stadium on Saturday.
Report by SPORTS correspondent
Tshintsha Magiya are sitting comfortably on pole position with an 11-point lead ahead of second-placed Chapungu and will be hoping to consolidate their stay at the top with a win against the airmen.
A positive result will, however, not come on a silver platter for the Beitbridge side as Chapungu have just rediscovered their winning formula in the past couple of weeks. Last week they narrowed Tripple B’s lead from 12 to 11 points to move to second position.
The airmen are coming from an emphatic 6-0 win over troubled Blanket Mine which saw them dislodge Strikers FC on second position, while Tripple B were held to a goalless draw by FC Platinum U-19.
Tripple B beat Chapungu 3-1 in the reverse leg at Ascot Stadium and the Gweru side will be hoping to perform the same feat and embarass Tshintsha Magiya in their own backyard.
Chapungu coach John Nyikadzino believes the title race is still open and the gaffer will be eyeing a win against Tripple B to close in on the log leaders.
“It’s going to be an interesting game. They beat us in the reverse leg and we hope to overturn that result. If they could beat us at our home, I believe it is possible for us to do the same. A win for us will definitely enhance our challenge for honours,” he said.
In other CSL fixtures pencilled for the weekend, Strikers FC return to action after last weekend’s bye when they travel to Blanket Mine, while MSU will be hoping for a change of fortunes when they host Air Stars at Ascot Stadium.
NewZimsteel host FC Platinum U-19 at Torwood Stadium and Chrome Stars entertain Vumbachikwe at Chrome Stadium in a battle for fourth position.