Bantu Rovers re­main un­beaten

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ricky Zililo Se­nior Sports Reporter

FOR­MER Pre­mier­ship side Bantu Rovers stretched their South­ern Re­gion Di­vi­sion One Soc­cer League un­beaten run to seven games and opened a nine­point lead fol­low­ing a 3-0 away win against ZRP Hwange.

Nokel Se­cu­rity Zifa South­ern Re­gion Di­vi­sion One League May and July Top Goal Scorer For­tune Nko­mazana opened the flood­gates for Rovers and took his sea­son’s tally to 10.

The other goals came from Joshua Wil­son and Sean Har­ri­son.

Rovers went into the week­end en­joy­ing a six point lead over sec­ond placed Bu­l­awayo Chiefs and the lat­ter suf­fered a shock 0-2 loss to mid-ta­ble side Talen Vi­sion while Rovers cruised to vic­tory on Satur­day.

Talen Vi­sion scored through Michael Bhebhe and Melusi Dube.

Chiefs were their worst en­e­mies and had them­selves to blame for the loss as their sea­soned play­ers Joseph Mu­tam­bi­ranwa and Moses Ma­jika missed penal­ties.

With Rovers seem­ingly run­ning away with the ti­tle, it will be a mam­moth as­sign­ment for ei­ther Chiefs or Ama­ga­gasi to catch the ex-PSL side.

Rovers coach Jo­hannes Ngodzo said the cham­pi­onship race is wide open and they have to work hard if they are to take the South­ern Re­gion Di­vi­sion One Soc­cer League ti­tle.

“It’s still a long way to go and any of the top four teams can win the ti­tle.

“We’re just tak­ing each game as it comes and the guys need to con­tinue work­ing hard if we’re to keep im­prov­ing as a team,” said Ngodzo.

Third place Ama­ga­gasi and ZPC Hwange, who are on po­si­tion four, were not ac­tive in the league matches as they bat­tled it out in the semi-fi­nals of the Raj Modi spon­sored John Landa Nkomo Top 8 Tour­na­ment.

ZPC Hwange won the match 3-2 to set a fi­nal date against Chiefs who beat ZRP Bu­l­awayo by an iden­ti­cal score­line on Sun­day. Re­sults League: ZRP Hwange 0-3 Bantu Rovers, Black Boots 0-1 Makomo, Tech­no­sphere 1-0 Vic­to­ria Falls Tigers, Indlovu Iyany­athela 1-0 Hwange Ju­niors, Bu­l­awayo Chiefs 0-2 Talen Vi­sion, Bosso 90 3-0 Ntabazin­duna

John Landa Nkomo Top 8: Ama­ga­gasi 2-3 ZPC Hwange, ZRP Bu­l­awayo 2-3 Bu­l­awayo Chiefs — @ZililoR.

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