Rufaro Rovers donate points to Chiefs

BULAWAYO – Basement side Rufaro Rovers failed to turn up for their Southern Region Division One league tie against championship hopefuls Bulawayo Chiefs on Saturday and gifted the log leaders with three points.

The walkover win helped the Amakhosi maintain their six-point lead at the summit of the log with 50 points to their credit.

Second-placed Black Boots kept up the pressure on Chiefs after the police outfit overcame Zimbabwe Saints 2-1 at Fair Bridge on Saturday.

Goals from Mthulisi Nkomo and Golden Kamanga secured victory for Black Boots while Saints’ consolation came from former Highlanders junior Lynoth ‘Sonjie’ Chikuhwa.

Black Boots now has 44 points from 22 outings.

Former Premiership outfit Bantu Rovers moved into third place after picking up four points over the weekend.

Tshintsha Guluva got a single point when they were held to a goalless draw by Bulawayo Jumbos on Saturday at Brady Barracks and then earned up maximum points after their 1-0 victory over Technosphere on Sunday at Luveve Stadium.

Bantu scored through a Nqobizitha Masuku free kick ten minutes to full time to take their points tally to 39.

A resurgent New West eased into fourth position on the log after a 1-1 stalemate against fifth placed Tsholotsho in Tsholotsho on Saturday.

Nqobile Sibanda scored in the first minute to give New West the lead only for former Highlanders and Hardboy player Kudzi Machazane to level matters a minute before halftime.

New West is now on 37 points while Tsholotsho are a point behind on 36.

Results: Black Boots 2 – 1 Zimbabwe Saints, Bulawayo Chiefs 3 – 0 Rufaro Rovers, Technosphere 2 – 0 Ajax Hotspurs, Bulawayo Jumbos 0 – 0 Bantu Rovers, Hwange Juniors 3 – 0 Mkhosana, Tsholotsho 1 – 1 New West, ZPC Hwange 2 – 1 Mpumalanga, Hwange Juniors 2 – 1 Ajax Hotspurs, Bantu Rovers 1 – 0 Technosphere, Quelaton 2 – 0 Ntabazinduna.

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