Tongogara confident of winning promotion

GWERU - Zifa Central Region Division One side Tongogara FC coach Calvin Maphosa believes his side has enough fire power to win the remaining two games and gain promotion into the Premiership next season.

The army side, who edged Blanket Mine 1-0 on Saturday, currently sit at the top of the log standings with 38 points from 20 games.

Striker Maxwell Muzondo’s solitary strike in the second half secured all the three points for the log leaders.

Maphosa is upbeat his charges are ready to fight to the bitter end to gain promotion into the Castle Lager Premiership next season.

“We just have to pick six points in the remaining games and we are home and dry. For now, we really need to keep working hard to achieve our goal which is promotion into the Premier League,” Maphosa told the Daily News.

Last season, Tongogara were runner-ups after being piped to promotion by Nichrut FC on the last day of the campaign.

Tongogara visit second-placed TelOne FC in the last game and Maphosa is convinced this time around, they will navigate their way into the top flight.

“We now have the experience of being in this position after being at the same position last season; the boys have no pressure at all and they know what we need to do in these remaining games,” he said.

Joel Lupaphla’s TelOne kept the pressure on the log leaders with a hard-fought 2-1 win over FC Platinum U19 to remain second.

Whawha continued with their late charge at promotion with a 2-0 win over struggling FC Lessafre leaving the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services side third with 35 points from 20 games.

ZPC Munyati returned to winning ways with a 4-1 demolition of Black Eagles in Munyati and remaining fourth also on 35 points.

Shesham’s hopes of promotion were all but extinguished after being held to a 1-1 draw by Ivan Hoe.

The Gweru-based side are now seven points behind the leaders with just two games remaining.

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