Stale­mate against Tigers keeps Rovers on top

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

A HEALTHY goal dif­fer­ence kept Bantu Rovers at the top of the South­ern Re­gion Divi­sion One Soc­cer League fol­low­ing a 0-0 stale­mate against Vic­to­ria Falls Tigers on Sun­day.

The re­sult left Rovers tied on 55 points with Ama­ga­gasi.

Rovers went into Sun­day’s match un­der pres­sure to get a pos­i­tive re­sult as they had been top­pled by Ama­ga­gasi, who beat Hwange Ju­niors 2-1 on Satur­day.

The for­mer Pre­mier­ship side sur­vived a bar­rage of at­tacks from Tigers, who were al­most walked over at home, as they only ar­rived at the match venue, Chino­timba Sta­dium, at 3.20PM when the match was meant to have kicked off at 3PM.

Tigers fur­ther de­layed kick off af­ter fail­ing to hire the po­lice for se­cu­rity.

The match only kicked off af­ter some fans took the ini­tia­tive to pay the po­lice.

Spurred by the home crowd, Tigers gave a good ac­count of them­selves and could have buried Rovers with a bit of luck.

With four matches left be­fore the sea­son ends and all top four teams, Rovers, Ama­ga­gasi, Bu­l­awayo Chiefs and ZPC Hwange still very much in the ti­tle race, any team that slips loses out.

Chiefs are tied on 54 points with ZPC Hwange and were held to a 0-0 draw by Black Boots.

ZPC Hwange beat Talen Vi­sion 2-0 to re­vive their ti­tle hopes.

The elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tors and Chiefs may elim­i­nate each other from the ti­tle race when they face off at White City Sta­dium, while Ama­ga­gasi travel to Bu­l­awayo for an early kick off against Talen Vi­sion at the same venue.

Rovers will to­mor­row play host to tricky Makomo, who were held 1-1 by ZRP Bu­l­awayo Prov­ince at Lu­veve Sta­dium. THERE has been a shift in venue for this Satur­day’s in­au­gu­ral Body­works Clas­sics from Bu­l­awayo Ath­letic Club (BAC) to Gif­ford High School and Elite 400.

The change has re­sulted in the Body­works Clas­sics be­ing split into two cat­e­gories, the out­door event at Gif­ford High dur­ing the day and the evening in­door con­test at Elite 400.

Nathan Green­land, the United King­dom-based owner of Body­works Gym said they had been forced to use Gif­ford and Elite 400 be­cause BAC would be

Nathan Green­land

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