Iziqholo zeZhuwane not giving up

Despite their recent minor slip-up in the Southern Region Division One Soccer League, Tsholotsho Pirates FC - who were log leaders for the past three months, remained determined to be promoted to the Premiership, with eight games to go.

Tsholotsho Pirates players.
Tsholotsho Pirates players.

Over the weekend, Iziqholo zeZhuwane defeated Victoria Falls outfit Trumas 1-nil, as they kept piling the pressure on log leaders Blackboots, who were on 38 points, with Technosphere 37 and third-placed Ntabazinduna on 36. Pirates were on 35 points.

“We drew our last two matches, but this has taught us a lesson and we assure our fans that we will be promoted at the end of the season despite that minor set-back,” said club chairman Mlamuli Phiri.

“The first division is more challenging than the premier league because everyone wants to be promoted, but that is not an excuse.

We played tough games in the last few weeks, against clubs also vying for promotion and that is an advantage to us as we have passed through the difficult phase -collecting two points out of six.

“The remaining games are against lower clubs, which means they are not that difficult, but we are not taking them lightly. We are still eying promotion and nothing less than that and we will take advantage of our game in hand to go to the top.”

He heaped praise on his players, who he described as “hungry ions”. “Our players are in the top gear and they are raring to go and make history for a Tsholotsho team in the premier league. These boys have shown the spirit of the jungle when it comes to fighting. We have great players like skipper William Stima, Nkosilathi Moyo, Butholezwe Ncube, Edmore Chirambadare, Kriees Chityo and Ocient Ncube among our most influential players,” added Phiri.

He also appealed to well-wishers to help them survive a cash crunch. “We need well-wishers to come in and help us live our dream to have a PSL team in this area. We play our home matches at Tsholotsho Stadium, which doesn’t have a lawn and remains in a bad state. We also need a proper club house to put up offices for administration.”

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