PSL Round-up

Chiredzi FC assistant coach Tendayi Zishiri faces an uphill task when he leads his troops to Bulawayo for a date with Chicken Inn this weekend, following the departure of Moses “Bambo” Chunga from the troubled outfit.

Moses “Bambo” Chunga.
Moses “Bambo” Chunga.

Chunga, credited with having single-handedly assembled the team that transformed from Hippo Valley, quit his job after what he described irreconcilable differences with the club executive over the weekend.

As has been the trend each time local coaches call it quits, the issue of unpaid allowances was at the centre of the storm. Zishiri, with little coaching experience, will have to pick up the pieces and ensure he hatches a game plan to overcome Chicken Inn in the few days available for him.

Chiredzi anchored the log, with six points in 10 rounds of matches. If no winning formula is found by the caretaker coach, hopes could be dashed for the side’s exuberant fans wishing to see more PSL action in the coming years.

Meanwhile, log leaders Highlanders – who were the better side despite sharing the spoils with Lloyd Mutasa’s FC Platinum in the 1-1 draw at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday, must cruise past Triangle to maintain pole position.

A draw or loss may see Bosso surrender the log summit to Hwange, Dynamos or How Mine. Chipangano and Dembare – a point below the Bulawayo giants, clash at the Colliery Stadium, while How Mine travel to Mutare for a date with Buffaloes.

Chapungu, coming from a comfortable 3-0 victory over Caps United, head for a litmus test at Gwanzura Stadium, where they will meet the formidable ZPC Kariba squad that has maintained an unbeaten run in the topflight so far.

They are four points below the top, but the energy side has set an unprecedented record, given the fact that they are league debutants.

While FC Platinum will be hosting army side Black Rhinos in Zvishavane, the Green Machine will be battling their cross-town rivals, Shabanie Mine in Harare. Still in the capital, municipal outfit Harare City will be welcoming Bantu Rovers.

The tempo in the league, which is now drifting into the mid-season transfer window period, has been upped, as players improve on fitness. Fans should brace themselves for an enthusiastic weekend.

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