Relegation: Three down, one to go


IT’S not over until the Fat Lady sings!


While this is true for the top three teams in the Castle Lager Premier League (PSL) race, the same also goes for the Black Mambas, Black Rhinos, Buffaloes and Hwange in the race against the chop.

Motor Action, Monomotapa and Tripple B have already waved goodbye to the top-flight and with 90 minutes of play left in the pulsating league, it looks like Black Mambas have the toughest job on their hands.

The reduction of teams from Harare is a blessing in disguise for the rest of the PSL, who have had to make numerous and often unpleasant trips to the capital.

Mambas (38 points) thumped Tripple B 4-1 on Sunday, but will come up against crybabies Dynamos at Rufaro Stadium in the last match of the season.

Rhinos (37 points) play their last game against already relegated Monomotapa in Harare and if they win that tie, they climb to 40 points.

Hwange (38 points) appear to have it easy to surge to 41 points as they host the Mighty Bulls at the Colliery in their last match and if they win that match, they will definitely have another dance with the PSL.

Hwange lost 0-1 to Rhinos on Sunday.

Buffaloes (38 points), who beat already relegated Monomotapa 1-0, also have a tough one against FC Platinum at Mandava as the Zvishavane-based club is definitely eyeing a top-four finish or possibly ending the season as runners-up depending on the results of the teams at the top.

Triangle will bank on home advantage against Chicken Inn who have not lost a game since engaging Joey Antipas as coach while Shabanie hit the road to wounded Highlanders who suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Harare City at Rufaro on Sunday.

Bosso are still nursing hopes of grabbing the title and bank on City losing to Caps United and Dynamos falling to Black Mambas and them winning against the former asbestos miners.