Tongogara edge Shabanie Mine
ARMY side Tongogara maintained pressure on log leaders Blanket Mine by edging former Premiership side Shabanie Mine 1-0 in a Zifa Central Soccer League encounter at Battlefields.
Maxwell Muzondo struck the solitary goal early in the first half for the hosts to collect maximum points and to take his goal tally to nine.
The weekend result left Tongogara on 32 points, a point adrift of Blanket Mine, who beat Kwekwe Sables 2-0.
Teams that previously topped the league table halfway through the season have gone on to win promotion into the Premiership since the CSL’s establishment in 2010.
However, Tongogara coach Ignatius Kapitapita believes it is still game on and tables could be turned during the home stretch.
“It’s still too early to talk about the championship and as a club we are still taking each game as it comes. We are hoping that as the season progresses we will go on top and possibly secure the championship,” said Kapitapita.
Shabanie Mine coach Tendai Chikuni blamed his side’s loss on the poor Battlefields turf, but remained upbeat that his charges would mount a serious challenge for the title in the second half of the season.
“I’m happy with the way things have turned out so far. At the beginning of the season, we had targeted to collect at least 30 points by this stage, but we missed that target by a point, which is not bad. I’m confident we will do well in the second half of the season because the young team we’ve built is showing signs of maturity at this stage of the competition,” Chikuni said.
Meanwhile, the CSL management has announced that league action will resume on August 6.