AFTER six years of hard work and sweat Flying Stars finally clinched their maiden Bulawayo Christian League championship after a nil all draw with runners-up Victory Fellowship in a nail-biting title decider in Entumbane suburb.
Needing either a win or a draw to claim their first title since joining the Bulawayo Christian League in 2014, Flying Stars, with the championship destiny firmly in their own hands, fought hard for the entire 90 minutes of regulation time to share the spoils with their biggest foes — Victory Fellowship.
The Bulawayo Christian League is a 14-team league that was formed in 2010 and aims to administer and spread the word of God through football.
Flying Stars walked into the final match of the season sitting at the top of the league on 63 points with the championship theirs to win or lose.
“It’s been a very competitive season with all teams giving it their best and the fact that the league title was decided on the last day of the season proves that the Bulawayo Christian League is not a one-horse league,” said Flying Stars leader Evans Madhuku.
Madhuku said joining hands with Sangano Legends, who did not compete in the 2019 season, made Flying Stars a force to be reckoned with.
“Flying Stars has always been a good side but joining hands with Timothy Mandidzadza’s Sangano Legends made us even stronger and I think we deserved the championship because the guys have been putting in a lot of hard work every week,” he said.
Flying Stars become the fourth team to lift the Bulawayo Christian League championship since its inception a decade ago after SDA Entumbane (2010), Sangano Legends (2011-2017) and Eagle Life (2018).
Last month Flying Stars bagged their first trophy of the year when they won the 62nd edition of the Townshend and Butcher Trophy after beating Mat High City 2-1.