6 goals as ZRP maul Vic Falls Tigers

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Reporter

ZRP Bu­l­awayo ran riot by drilling half a dozen goals past a hap­less Vic­to­ria Falls Tigers in a mid­week Zifa South­ern Re­gion Di­vi­sion One League en­counter played at Fair­bridge Ground in Bu­l­awayo yes­ter­day.

Goals by Bhekinkosi Mguni in the 19th minute, for­mer High­landers’ mid­fielder Lewis Matawu (29th min), Erico Phiri (33rd min), Tatenda Ng­wena (59th mins) and a brace by Mgcini Mpofu in the 73rd and 90th min­utes con­demned the re­sort town based side.

The huge win also served as a huge mo­ti­va­tor for the po­lice side ahead of their clash against fel­low uni­formed ser­vices side Black­boots on Satur­day.

“It was a good game for us and I be­lieve we have se­cured a top five fin­ish, al­though we are not tak­ing any chances.

“We just need to win our last two games against Black­boots and ZPC Hwange,” said an elated ZRP Byo vice-chair­man Fiso Siz­iba.

ZRP Bu­l­awayo, cap­tained by for­mer High­landers striker Pa­trick “Mboma” Mpofu, who now plays as a cen­tral de­fender, started the sea­son slowly, but re­silience and be­lief has seen the team post­ing some vi­tal wins against cham­pi­onship chas­ing teams.

The cham­pi­onship race could take an in­ter­est­ing turn this week­end, with Bantu Rovers, who led the race for an in­cred­i­ble 16 weeks un­til last week when they sur­ren­dered top spot to Ama­ga­gasi, hop­ing to make full use of their home ground against vis­it­ing ZPC Hwange.

The power men will bow out of the ti­tle race if they fail to pick up max­i­mum points against Rovers, as they can only take their sea­son’s points tally to 59.

Lead­ers Bu­l­awayo Chiefs have a tricky home tie against Bosso 90 that could see the Thu­lani Sibanda coached side sur­ren­der the top spot to ei­ther Rovers or Vic­to­ria Falls-based Ama­ga­gasi, who will be com­ing to Bu­l­awayo for the third time in as many weeks. Ama­ga­gasi take on Indlovu Iyany­athela. Mean­while, some teams are be­gin­ning to feel the ef­fects of the mid-sea­son break, as they are now forced to ful­fil a con­gested fix­tures pro­gramme.

“You can eas­ily see that the boys are now tired. I think the idea of a break was ill-ad­vised,” said one club of­fi­cial.

ZRP Byo vice-chair­man Fiso Siz­iba

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