Mutare City lead in the East, tight race in CSL

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EASTERN Region Division One Football side Mutare City Rovers shot to the top of the log standings after an impressive 2-0 win over Mwenezana at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare on Saturday.

BY KENNETH NYANGANI/MUKUDZEI CHINGWERE

It was the third consecutive win by “Gusha Bhora” — as they are effectively known by their legion of fans — after they started the season on a bad note.

In the first week of the campaign they suffered a 1-0 defeat against former Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Chiredzi in the Lowveld.

Rovers have so far collected nine points from four matches and they share top position with Chiredzi, but they have a superior goal difference.

Chiredzi defeated Chipinge-based side FC Three Leaves 1-0 in the Lowveld and it was a fine week for the correctional services side Tenax who bundled college boys Mutare Polytechnic 2-0 at Sakubva Stadium on Sunday in a curtain-raiser match for the PSL match between Buffaloes and Caps United.

Tenax occupy fourth position with eight points while Prime Rangers are on third position with eight points from four matches.

Hartley Academy fought hard to defeat Gutu 2-1 at Chibuku Stadium in Chitungwiza. Just four games into the season, there have been complaints of poor match officiating in the league and Hartley Academy through its head coach Taku Shariwa has threatened to pull out of the league over the matter.

In the Central Region, FC Platinum Under-19 dropped their first points of the season in the Zifa Central Region Division One with a narrow 1-0 loss away to ZPC Munyati.

ZPC Munyati’s win propelled them to first position with 10 points from four matches, the miners sliding to fourth place with nine points from four matches.

MSU are on second position following their 2-0 home win over ZETDC at home, with the same number of points as ZPC Munyati, but they have an inferior goal difference.

Border Strikers won their local derby with a 1-0 triumph over town rivals ZRP Beitbridge. The trio of Mvuma Stars, Silo United and ZRP Beitbridge still find the going tough in the campaign as they are still to collect a single point.

Silo United lost 1-2 at home to Tongogara, Mvuma Stars received a 0-3 drubbing at the hands of Vumbachikwe and ZRP Beitbridge came second best against their town rivals Border Strikers.

The league is tightly contested this campaign with the best two teams levelled on 10 points apiece while the other three are on nine points apiece.

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  1. PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST TWINE PHIRI’S MAL-ADMINISTRATION

    A demonstration is going to be held so that we address the welfare of our players and the gaffer Harrison if intrested and you want to be part of this drop your number and we will add you in the group so that you are made aware of when, how, where the protests are going to be held

    reasons being: THE HOWMINE BOYCOT & PLAYERS ATTENDING THE BUFFALOES MATCH IN AN OPEN TRUCK

    ZVANYANYA TWINE SHOULD SELL THE CLUB BEFORE WE SINK

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