Division One league ends


ZIFA Southern region Division One closes curtains tomorrow with already promoted log leaders Bulawayo Chiefs set to dance the last tune in the league against Hwange Juniors in Plumtree.

Ronald Moyo
Sports Reporter

The champions will be hoping to play to Highlanders secretary Andrew Tapela’s words as he gave Premier Soccer League (PSL) new comers a warm welcome saying he hoped they were in the league to stay. If Chiefs win their last match they will extend their tally to 66 points as they are on 63, four points ahead of second-placed Black Boots with one game to wrap the season.

The champions have proved their expectation to stay long in the top-flight league by scouting young talent for their academy.
On Wednesday Chiefs was out in Plumtree to identify about 60 young players aged between 13 and 15 years who will be sponsored by the club for their secondary school education.

Elsewhere, Bulawayo Jumbos will be out for a win at White City Stadium at the same time hoping Ajax Hotspurs will upset Ntabazinduna to stay safe from relegation.

Jumbos, on position 12, are tied with Ntabazinduna on 35 points although the prison services side boast a superior goal difference.

Ntabazinduna wraps their season up at home against Ajax needing a win to avoid relegation.
Second-placed Black Boots will travel to Hwange to face ZPC Hwange.
Although the police side have lost the top-flight league ticket they still need to win their last game to finish their season close to the champions.

Another game to be played in Hwange will see Mpumalanga battle it out against former PSL side Zimbabwe Saints.
New West will square off with Buntu Rovers at the Portuguese Club, while Quelaton will lock horns with Technosphere at Fairbridge. The bottom of the table clash pitting Rufaro Rovers and Mkosana has been cancelled since the two teams have been inactive as they owe the league monies.