ANOTHER tough Zifa Southern Region Division One league encounter is in the offing tomorrow in Ntabazinduna when title-chasing Tsholotsho FC clash with Ntabazinduna Prison in what could be the major highlight of the programme this season.
Last Saturday, Tsholotsho were held to a goalless draw at home by last year’s champions Plumtree Chiefs after losing their first game of the season 0-1 the previous week to ZPC Hwange in the coal mining town.
Coach Lizwe Sweswe conceded these were the games that would decide the outcome of the league.
“It’s going to be a tough match. These are the deciding matches and we are away from home. Ntabazinduna have been in good form at home. We must push hard and try not to lose points that side. We will try hard to win this one,” Sweswe said.
As it stands Tsholotsho are in position three with 31 points from 16 matches while Ntabazinduna were displaced by Black Boots who are now the joint log leaders with 32 points.
Ntabazinduna, coached by legend Agent Sawu, last week beat ZPC Hwange 1-0 at home while Black Boots dispatched Technosphere with the same scoreline.
Black Boots host Hwange Juniors in Fairbridge tomorrow as they seek to show that they are also in contention.
The police side has played 17 matches.
Technosphere on 30 points, sitting on position four with 16 games, are not playing this weekend as their matches against troubled Portland Cement has been cancelled.
Plumtree Chiefs on 29 points will be away in Victoria Falls against Trumus while ZPC Hwange are in Bulawayo at the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) against Quelaton.
New West City take on Old Nic Mine at Raylton Sports Club while Elephants FC host Mpumalanga at HQ1 Brigade.
Tomorrow: Ntabazinduna Prison v Tsholotsho FC (Ntabazinduna), Plumtree Chiefs v Trumus (Raylton), Quelaton v ZPC Hwange (Nust), New West City v Old Nic Mine (Raylton), Elephants FC v Mpumalanga (Brad Barracks), Black Boots v Hwange Juniors (Fairbridge), Technosphere v Portland Cement (cancelled)