FORMER Premiership side Bantu Rovers, under new coach Thulani Sibanda, picked up maximum points when they dispatched struggling Ajax Hotspurs 2-0 at the Portuguese Club on Saturday.
Former Bosso and Zimbabwe Saints player Abraham Mbaiwa and Nqobizitha Masuku were on target to propel Tshintsha Guluva to the fourth spot on the log standings on 29 points, 11 behind log leaders Bulawayo Chiefs with 12 games remaining to wrap up the season.
Chiefs woke from the two successive defeats to beat third-placed Tsholotsho FC 1-0 at Dingumuzi in Plumtree on Saturday, with the solitary goal coming from Tedius Mugumanya. They now have amassed 40 points with Black Boots, five points behind after beating Hwange Juniors 1-0 at Fairbridge.
After appearing to have picked up form in the last few games, former Premiership side Zimbabwe Saints fell by the wayside on Saturday when they lost to lowly Mkosana 1-0 in Victoria Falls to remain on 28 points on position six.
Fifth-placed Technosphere suffered a shock defeat to Bulawayo Jumbos 2-0 at Brady Barracks and the army side moved one rung up the ladder from the bottom displacing Rufaro Rovers.
Another former Premiership outfit Quelaton were also on the receiving end losing 2-3 at the Portuguese Club to ZPC Hwange.
Ntabazinduna Prison played a goalless draw with Mpumalanga in Ntabazinduna.
Chiefs will tomorrow be in Bulawayo to New West City at the Portuguese Club which will once again host two league matches with Bantu Rovers taking on Hwange Juniors.
Black Boots will travel to Victoria Falls for a date with Mkosana while Tsholotsho, coached by Lizwe Sweswe, are in the race for a Premiership ticket with 32 points and will once again be away in Ntabazinduna when they clash with the former Warriors’ legend Agent Sawu-coached Ntabazinduna Prison. Chikwata will host Technosphere in Fairbridge while Quelaton will travel to the coal mining town of Hwange where they will meet Mpumalanga.
Rufaro Rovers take on ZPC Hwange in the coalmining town while Quelaton are also be in Hwange against Mpumalanga.
Ajax Hotspurs are home to Bulawayo Jumbos at the Portuguese Club tomorrow.