AS the curtain comes down on the Zifa Southern Region Division One League all matches will be played on Saturday to ensure fair play prevails during the penultimate round of fixtures, the league’s fixtures secretary Jabulani Chinyangarara said yesterday.
Tsholotsho are favourites to clinch the title and a victory against Hwange Juniors in Tsholotsho could seal their status as 2014 Southern Region champions.
“All the Zifa Southern Region Division One league matches will be played on Saturday,” Chinyangarara said. “We want to avoid a situation whereby teams end up selling away games.”
Tsholotsho are top of the log table with 51 points from 24 games and they will clash with Mpumalanga in their last encounter of the season.
If Tsholotsho win their last two games, they will end on 57 points.
They must win as a defeat could spell trouble if second-placed Technosphere win.
Technosphere are away to New West at Raylton Sports Club in Bulawayo.
Should Tsholotsho slip up by losing against Hwange Juniors and Mpumalanga and Technosphere win against New West and Plumtree Chiefs, they will lose the title.
Technosphere could end the season on 54 points if they win their last two games at the same time finishing second if Black Boots win the two matches.
Third-placed BlackBoots have a date against Mpumalanga in Hwange.
Black Boots are tied with Technosphere on 48 points although they are third because of an inferior goal difference.
In other matches lined up on the day, Elephants host Plumtree Chiefs at Brad Barracks, ZPC Hwange entertain Old Nic Mine in the coal mining town of Hwange while former premiership side Quelaton lock host against Trumus at Nust.