Bulawayo Chiefs bounce back

BULAWAYO – Log leaders Bulawayo Chiefs took advantage of second-placed Black Boots’ slip up to open a six-point lead at the summit of the Southern Region Division One log at the weekend.

Goals from Tedius Mugumanya and Trevor Nkomo helped Chiefs recover from their shock 0-1 defeat to Tsholotsho in Week 13 and overcome faltering ZPC Hwange 2-0 in Plumtree on Saturday.

Police outfit Black Boots lost ground when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by fourth-placed Technosphere.

League debutants Technosphere have proven to be the league’s surprise package as they are within the leading pack with 14 games into the season.

They are tied on 23 points with fifth-placed Tsholotsho, who played out a goalless draw against third-placed Quelaton in a midday fixture at White City Stadium on Saturday.

There were goals galore in the afternoon tie at the same venue between Ajax Hotspurs and Zimbabwe Saints which ended in a 3-2 victory for Chikwata.

Ntokozo Tshuma, Mlamuli Phakathi and Kenneth Dube were on target for the Mark Mathe-coached Saints while the Ajax goals came from Nhlanhla Phiri and Owen Gona.

Phakathi was the driving force behind Chikwata’s victory with a blinding performance that deserves a better league.

Saints are in mid table with 21 points to their credit.

New West edged out Agent Sawu’s bottom-placed Ntabazinduna 1-0 to take their tally to 20 points and move away from the relegation zone.

Marvelous Dikinya got the all important goal for the Lobengula-based side.

Results: Quelaton 0-0 Tsholotsho, Bulawayo Jumbos 0-1 Hwange U’20, AjaxHotspurs 2-3 Zim Saints, Black Boots 1-1 Technosphere, Ntabazinduna 0-1 New West, Rufaro Rovers ?1-1 Mpumalanga, Mkhosana 1-0 Bantu Rovers, Bulawayo Chiefs 2-0 ZPC Hwange

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