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With the much-hyped “Battle of Zimbabwe Part 2” having, like its predecessor, failed to produce a winner between the country’s top two clubs

Highlanders and Dynamos, it has now been left to the appeal case by Hwange over their fateful match against the Harare giants, and the remaining four matches of the season to determine who eventually tops the league championship.

The two league-chasing giants shared the spoils with a 1-1 score-line, at a time when collection of a full set of points by either side would have effectively declared them favourites for the championship.

Had log leaders Dynamos won, they would have extended the lead over their perennial rivals to five points, while a Bosso victory would have propelled the Kelvin Kaindu-led side back to the summit.

The implication of the weekend’s 1-1 result is that each of the giants must now fight their remaining opponents and hope that the other slips up. In the event that the race goes for a photo finish and champions are decided on goal difference, Dynamos will clinch it, as they have scored six goals more than Bosso in equal matches played so far.

Notwithstanding the outcome of the Hwange appeal, the Harare giants are still on an even-keel, as they lead their biggest rivals, with current form also favouring them ahead of a Bosso side that lost two direct matches to Monomotapa in a league and cup tie.

While there was no movement at the top of the log, the same was the case on the bottom, with four sides battling relegation. Blue Rangers, Hardbody, Gunners and Quelaton are still in danger, with three points separating them from Hwange, who are fifth from the drop zone.

Quelaton are as good as confirmed for relegation, with 11 points in 26 matches, while one of the other three will have to bank on at least two losses from either Hwange or Black Mambas, who have 27 and 28 points respectively.

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