BLACK Boots clash with Plumtree Chiefs in a Zifa Southern Region Division One tie at Raylton Sports Club tomorrow as the battle for the sole ticket to the 2015 Premier Soccer League (PSL) spot intensifies.
The police side has shot to the top of the log standings with 38 points from 19 games while last year’s champions Plumtree Chiefs are five points down on position five from 18 games with under eight matches remaining before the end of the season.
Coached by virtually unknown Kudzai Mututa, Black Boots have been on the rampage in the league of late and last week hammered New West City 3-0 at home in Fairbridge with goals coming from Golden Kamanga, Simon Njeleza and James Chikwenga.
Plumtree Chiefs, under former PSL side Tripple B coach Peter Manoti, last week also collected maximum points beating struggling Old Nic Mine 1-0 at the mine with the solitary goal coming from Trust Usayi.
Second-placed Technosphere with 36 points from 18 matches, thumped town neighbours Mpumalanga 6-0 in Hwange and will be home again tomorrow against another local side ZPC Hwange who sit on position six with 32 points with 19 matches.
ZPC last week beat Elephants FC 2-1 in the coal mining town.
On position three is the Agent Sawu-coached Ntabazinduna Prison, tied on 36 points with Technosphere with the same number of games and tomorrow they will host Elephants FC after wining 2-1 at home.
Also in the race, Tsholotsho FC take on Quelaton away from home at the National University of Science and Technology tomorrow. Tsholotsho FC, coached by Lizwe Sweswe are on 35 points from 18 games.
Victoria Falls-based Trumus will take on Old Nic Mine in the resort town on Sunday.
Tomorrow: Quelaton v Tsholotsho (Nust), Ntabazinduna Prison v Elephants (Ntabazinduna), Plumtree Chiefs v Black Boots (Raylton), Technosphere v ZPC Hwange (Hwange), New West v Portland Cement (cancelled)
Sunday: Trumus v Old Nic Mine (Vic Falls)