Bulawayo Chiefs in yet another tricky encounter

Rahman Gumbo

ZIFA Southern Region Division One log leaders Bulawayo Chiefs will be in for yet another tricky encounter when they entertain dark horses Tsholotsho at Dingumuzi in Plumtree tomorrow.


The going seems to have gone tough for the Rahman Gumbo-coached Division One outfit after they suffered their fourth defeat in the league last Saturday losing 0-1 to ZPC Hwange in the coal mining town.

Tsholotsho, coached by Lizwe Sweswe, will be looking forward to close the gap on Chiefs. They sit on position three, five points behind the league pacesetters.

They were the second team to beat Chiefs in the first round of the league when they dismissed the Plumtree-based outfit 1-0 in Tsholotsho and will be hoping for a double when they meet in the border town tomorrow.

Chiefs have amassed 37 points from 17 matches while Tsholotsho have picked up 32 and are in the race for winning the league. There are 13 games remaining to the close of the season.

Last week Tsholotsho claimed Quelaton’s scalp at home. Second-placed Black Boots with 32 points will be at home to Hwange Juniors.
Resurgent former Premiership side Zimbabwe Saints who beat Ajax Hotspurs 2-0 last week, have what looks like an easy assignment when they travel to Victoria Falls for Mkosana.

Chikwata have picked up form since engaging former Highlanders juniors gaffer Mark Mathe and have risen to position five on the log table with 28 points.

Fourth-placed Technosphere, home to former Njube Sundowns and Dynamos pint-sized dribbling wizard Elson Phiri, also have what looks like a simple task against soldiers Bulawayo Jumbos at Brady Barracks.

Technosphere, promoted from Zifa Matabeleland North Province Division Two, also have 28 points. Quelaton, on 28 points will be home at Portuguese Club to ZPC Hwange, who beat Chiefs 1-0 last week. Ajax Hotspurs will host Bantu Rovers at Portuguese Club while Ntabazinduna Prison are also home to Mpumalanga.