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Chiefs, ZPC Hwange’s chances to close gap


ZIFA Southern Region Division One champions Plumtree Chiefs and ZPC Hwange have a chance of closing the gap on in form Ntabazinduna Prison as the race for the honours rages on in the league that has seen clubs struggling due to financial constraints.


Zimbabwe Saints and Kabwe Warriors have been kicked out of the league and only 14 teams remain and the latest casualty is Portland Cement, who have their away match against Mpumalanga in Hwange tomorrow postponed as the club has been given two weeks to sort out their problems.

Second-placed Chiefs, who were last week held to a 2-2 draw by Black Boots in Fairbridge are at home at White City Stadium against Technosphere who also played a goalless draw with Tsholotsho FC in Hwange last week.

Chiefs are on 18 points, six behind Ntabazinduna but at par with ZPC Hwange who will be away to Tsholotsho FC.

Both Chiefs and ZPC Hwange have two games in hand over Ntabazinduna, having played nine matches each.

But Tsholotsho FC and Technosphere with a 17 and 16 points respectively from nine matches each, will not be handing over maximum points on a silver platter as they are also in the picture in the race, sitting on position four and five.

Pacesetters Ntabazinduna Prison, coached by football legend Agent Sawu and have played 11 matches, are away to Trumus in Victoria Falls on Sunday.

Trumus, on position seven, have 14 points from nine games, tailing Black Boots who have 15 points from the same number of games and stalk New West City at Barbourfields Stadium (outside grounds) tomorrow.

Strugglers Old Nic Mine, promoted from the Zifa Bulawayo Province Division Two, this year host Elephant FC tomorrow, having played nine matches and are yet to win a game, with only a point from a draw.

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