MUTARE City Rovers continued to rule the roost in the Eastern Region Division One Football League after they laboured to a 1-0 away win against their bogey side Mwenezana on Saturday.
Mwenezana are unpredictable especially when playing at home and in previous encounters, the sugarcane farmers always got the better of the Mutare Municipality owned side in Mwenezi.
It was the gangly striker Tapfuma Gwereweshe who separated the two sides with a solitary goal in the first stanza of the match.
Mutare City Rovers team manager Lyndon Kanyemba was full of praises of his team, saying Mwenezana just like previous years threw everything at his side.
“It was a difficult game for us, just imagine in the previous years they always took a 3-0 lead before half time.
We played them knowing their potential. I don’t think we have beaten them at their home,” he said.
“They threw everything at us. After the final whistle, we celebrated like we had won a cup tournament. I’m really happy with the character shown by my players. We should continue to grind those much-needed results,” he added.
Mutare City Rovers are at the summit of the log standings with 41 points from 18 matches and their fellow Mutare-based nearest rivals Buffalo Junior recorded an away 1-0 against Renco Mine to maintain their second position on the log-standings.
They are just four points behind log-leaders with the same matches.
Masvingo United are within the touching distance after recording a 1-0 win against neighbors Gutu to claim third position with 34 points from 18 matches.