Bulawayo City lead, Border Strikers rise

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Philani “Beefy” Ncube
Philani “Beefy” Ncube
Philani “Beefy” Ncube

BULAWAYO City finally opened a two-point lead in the Southern Region Soccer League with a 2-0 win over Old Nic Mine on Saturday.

The Philani “Beefy” Ncube-coached Bulawayo City are now on 33 points after playing their last game in the first half of the season while Bulawayo Chiefs slumped to a 1-1 draw against Ntabazinduna Prison away from home.

BY FORTUNE MBELE/MUKUDZEI CHINGWERE

City have won 10 matches, drawn three and lost two while Chiefs on 31 points have won nine games, drawn four and lost two.

Eddie Nkulungo and Mkhululi Moyo were on target for City while Fidelis Dube scored for Chiefs in the 1-1 draw with Joshua Wilson finding the net for Ntabazinduna Prison.

Bantu Rovers seem to have got their act together and bounced back to winning ways as they dispatched Technosphere 2-1 on Saturday at White City Stadium.

Tshintsha Guluva are on position four with 27 points, one behind newly-promoted Casmyn, who are making waves in their maiden season in Division One. On Saturday they beat Nust 2-1 at the National University of Science and Technology grounds.

ZPC Hwange continue going down and on Saturday they played a goalless draw with new boys Makomo in the coal-mining town while Black Boots and Trumus drew 1-1 in Victoria Falls.

On Sunday, bottom-of-the-table Mpumalanga also played a goalless draw with Amagagasi in Victoria Falls.

In the Central Region, Border Strikers have risen from the ashes to second position after dislodging ZPC Munyati following a 1-0 win at their own venue.

ZPC Munyati’s loss means they slid to third position with Tongogara taking a three-point lead at the summit of the standings following their 2-1 away victory over Gweru United.

Shabanie Mine thumped Vumbachikwe 4-0 to move to fifth spot, seven points behind the leaders on position five.

FC Platinum U19 are not looking back on their incredible run of form and they have added another commendable three points to their tally following a 2-0 away win over ZETDC.

Last season’s runners-up MSU are facing an indifferent campaign this year and have slid to a distant position eight following their 2-0 home defeat against Blanket Mine.

Silo United’s fair start to the campaign has deflated and they now anchor the standings following their 2-0 humbling by Sable Chemicals.