Tsholotsho date struggling Zim Saints

BULAWAYO - Southern Region First Division log leaders Tsholotsho’s head coach Lizwe Sweswe has warned his charges to avoid complacency when they visit fallen giants Zimbabwe Saints at White City Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

Tsholotsho are joint log leaders with Technosphere and Plumtree Chiefs with the trio tied on seven points from the three matches played so far this season while Saints are fourth from bottom with just a single point to their name.

“There is no small team in football these days and our attitude is to approach each game with caution and the Saints game will be no exception,” Sweswe said.

“We will try to play hard and win as our target is to notch as many victories as possible in the first half of the season.

Tsholotsho will be missing the services of Ackim Dzimbiri, whose mother passed away recently, but Sweswe has depth in his squad that boasts of experienced campaigners like Kudzanai Machazane, Mlamuli Phakathi, Ocean Ncube and M’Clive “Skippy” Phiri.

Third placed and reigning Southern Region division one champions Chiefs, who sold their top-flight franchise to Bantu Rovers, will make the long trip away to the coal mining town of Hwange for a date with Kabwe Warriors.

Trips to Hwange have proved to be tricky outings for many teams and the Thulani Sibanda coached Chiefs will bank on experienced campaigners Tedius Mugumanya, Abraham Mbaiwa, Innocent Kutsanzira and Gracious Mleya to carry the day.

Another highly-anticipated clash in this division is the encounter between second-placed Technosphere and number sizx Ntabazinduna who are coached by legendary former Warriors striker Agent Sawu.

Hosts Ntabazinduna will be out to bounce back to winning ways after following their sensational Week One victory over Black Boots with two consecutive draws.

Fixtures: Old Nic Mine v ZPC Hwange (Old Nic Mine), Ntabazinduna v Technosphere (Ntabazinduna), Elephant FC v New West (Brad BarrackS), Zimbabwe Saints v Tsholotsho (White City), Trumus v Mpumalanga (Vic Falls), Hwange Juniors v Black Boots (Hwange), Quelaton v P/Cement (NUST), Kabwe Warriors v Plumtree Chiefs (Hwange).

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