Red-hot Zifa Southern Region Division One log leaders, Hwange will on Saturday square off against equally buoyant Ratanang at the Colliery Stadium.
Sitting at the apex of the log table with 63 points, five ahead of second placed cross-town neighbours ZPC Hwange, the Felix Chindungwe-captained Chipangano are coming from a hard-fought win against Plumtree based Mainline. In their previous fixture Ratanang accounted for Binga Pirates on a 4-1 score line with Chicken Inn junior team products Nathaniel Moyo and Future Gumbo scoring for the former.
Hwange, who also boast of tried and tested Thabani Goredema and Canaan Nkomo, are seeking a quick return to the country’s elite football league and have won 20 games, drawn thrice and lost twice in this campaign.
After edging Mosi Oa Tunya Rovers 1-0 last weekend, ZPC Kariba will seek to keep a close check on Chipangano and by posting a positive result against tricky Arenel in a match that will be played at Ingagula Stadium in the coal mining town.
Arenel, who are on position three one point shy from their Saturday’s opponents, will certainly not be pushovers after having sent a strong statement of intent by thumping Bosso 3-1 in their last match.
Filabusi Stadium is expected to be full to the rafters when Lizwe Sweswe’s youthful Talen Vision side welcomes CIWU in a match that kicks off at 12pm. Sweswe’s side is on number four on the log and they took their points tally to 49 points by walloping Ajax Hotspurs 3-0 in their Week 25 fixture.
Luveve B Arena will be the venue for a double header. The first match will see Indlovu Iyanyathela take on Mainline before Makhandeni Pirates and Victoria Falls-based Mosi Rovers take to the field.
Southern Region Division Fixtures
Bosso 90m v Indosakusa (cancelled), ZPC Hwange v Arenel (Ingagula), Hwange v Ratanang (Colliery Stadium), Ajax Hotspurs v Zim Saints ( White City B Arena), Makhandeni Pirates v Mosi Rovers (Luveve B Arena), Indlovu Iyanyathela Mainline (Luveve B Arena), Binga Pirates v Mountain Climbers (Binga), Quality Foods v Casymn (White City B Arena), Talen Vision v CIWU (Filabusi)
Last Weekend Results
Quality Foods 0 Indlovu Iyanyathela 1, Ratanang 4 Binga Pirates 1, CIWU 3 Emakhandeni Pirates 1, Arenel 3 Bosso 90 1, Talen Vision 3 Ajax Hotspurs 0, Mainline 0 Hwange 1, Zim Saints 1 Mountain Climbers 2, Mosi Rovers 0 ZPC Hwange 1, Indosakusa 0 Casmyn 3