MSU march towards record promotion

ZIFA Central Soccer League Division one outfit Midlands State University have upped up the tempo in their bid to become the first varsity to be promoted to the PSL next season.

Since 1980, when the PSL was created as a successor to the Rhodesia National Football League formed in 1962, Zimbabwe has not had a university team in the action, unlike other regional countries like South Africa where Pretoria University and Wits are some of the most competitive sides in the ABSA Premiership.

However, Godfrey “Makochalo” Chuchu, the MSU FC mentor, believes his side – currently topping the 14-team CSL Division one league – will break that cycle this season. The varsity side is perched on the log summit with just five games remaining.

“We have everything that we need for us to be promoted to the PSL. We are already in the final third of the season and with the kind of fixtures we are left with, I do not foresee us losing the footing at the ultimate hour,” said Chuchu, who played for Chapungu in the early 1990s.

He also pointed out that MSU FC’s sound sponsorship and a squad solid on character were the two pillars that held the centre of the club. “We have players like Icy Mugwamba who played for Highlanders, former Quelaton centre-half Prince Ncube and Lusha Gejo, who have strong character in our team. They have powered our engine and I believe they will finish off the job for promotion,” said Chuchu.

Meanwhile, Kwekwe-based Chrome Stars are also still entertaining hopes of bringing back the PSL action to the small mining town, after a six-year drought that followed Lancashire Steel’s relegation in 2008.

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