Quelaton take on New West


QUELATON have a tricky encounter as they host unpredictable New West City in a Zifa Southern Region Division One league match at the Portuguese Club Saturday.

By Staff Reporter

The former Premiership side has failed to maintain consistency in their league campaign so far, as they have managed five wins and four defeats in the nine matches, resulting in them failing to keep pace with the log leaders Bulawayo Chiefs.

Going into tomorrow’s match, Quelaton will be hoping to shake off last week’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of Ntabazinduna which saw them drop to fifth position on the log standings with 15 points.

New West, sitting in sixth position with 13 points, have been blowing hot and cold in their league campaign as they have won four matches, drawn once and lost four times.

Bulawayo Chiefs look set to extend their lead at the top of the table when they host bottom-of-the-table Mpumalanga in Plumtree.

Chiefs have a six-point lead at the top of the table after they managed to get maximum points beating Rufaro Rovers by a solitary goal to take their season’s tally to 24 points from nine matches.

The Thulani Sibanda-coached outfit suffered their first league defeat to Black Boots a fortnight ago before bouncing back in last week’s win away to Rufaro Rovers.

Second-placed Black Boots will be oozing with confidence heading to their weekend game against new boys Ajax Hotspurs following their 2-1 win against Zimbabwe Saints in last week’s matches, but the league debutants will provide some resistance as they are currently seventh on the log standings.

ZPC Hwange take on Ntabazinduna, third from the bottom on the log table while Bantu Rovers, third on the log standings, travel to Hwange to face Technosphere at Old Hwange Stadium.

Tsholotsho have a date against a struggling Rufaro Rovers in Tsholotsho while former premiership champions Zim Saints will face Hwange Juniors at the Colliery to conclude this weekend matches.