Chiefs held, remains on top

BULAWAYO - Southern Region division one league pacesetters Bulawayo Chiefs were held to a goalless draw by Ntabazinduna at the weekend but still maintained their six-point lead after second placed Black Boots alsodrew 1-1 with Bantu Rovers.

This was Chiefs’ first draw of the season and their record now standsat nine wins, one draw and one loss.

The log leaders are on 28 points while police outfit Black Boots areon 22 points from 11 outings.

Tashinga Mungadze rescued a point for Black Boots with a last gasppenalty to deny former top-flight side Bantu Rovers the maximum pointsin Saturday’s midday fixture at Luveve Stadium.

Midfielder Fortune Nkala was on target for Bantu.

Newcomers Ajax bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 home victoryover visiting Hwange Juniors at White City on Saturday.

Thulani “Thuske” Gumede and Emmanuel Dube scored for the Mpopoma basedAjax while Gift Mbweti got the consolation for Hwange Juniors from thepenalty spot.

The victory lifted Ajax to eighth position on the log with 16 points.

Mark Mathe got off to a winning start as coach of fallen giants Zimbabwe Saints who beat basement side Bulawayo Jumbos 2-0 at Luveve on Saturday in the afternoon encounter.

Regular scorer Patrick Fish Mumba and Norman Jero were on target for Saints who are a rung below Ajax with 15 points to their credit.

Results:

Ajax Hotspurs 2 Hwange Juniors 1, Zimbabwe Saints 2 Bulawayo Jumbos 0,Bantu Rovers 1 Black Boots 1, Rufaro Rovers 1 Quelaton 2, New West 0 ZPC Hwange 0, Ntabazinduna 0 Bulawayo Chiefs 0, Mpumalanga 2 Tsholotsho 1, Mkhosana 0 Technosphere 0. - Sakheleni Nxumalo

 

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