Richard Zimunya, Sports Reporter
GREEN Fuel coach, Lloyd Mutasa, says the tight competition in the ZIFA Eastern Region Division One league is making sure his team cannot even afford to lower their standards.
Mutasa’s men powered to a 3-0 victory on Saturday to maintain top spot.
They crushed Grayham.
They now have 27 points, three points ahead of Mutare City, who are piling the pressure in second position.
City registered a 2-0 win against Manica Diamonds juniors.
Masvingo United, on 20 points, were held to a 1-1 home draw by Renco Mine.
“There is always pressure in maintaining top spot position but we have to live with that,” said Mutasa.
“I think the Eastern Region is very competitive this time and we need to keep our feet on the ground.
“If you check, we have Mutare City and Masvingo just behind, you can agree those are experienced sides.
“We have other teams which are also doing very well like Ruwa, Renco and even Grayham, whom we played, so every game is big for us.”
Cleopas Kapupurika was on target together while Ishmael Lawe scored a brace in Greenfuel’s victory on Saturday.
Meanwhile, City Rovers coach Kennedy Kachara told H Metro Sport he is happy with how his team has been competing, so far.
“When we started, we were not good at the back,” said Kachara.
“We were conceding in almost every match but if you check in our last three, to four games, we have managed to keep clean sheets.
“We have made a big improvement, so far so good, although we still have a lot of work ahead since the league has not even reached midway.”
Eastern Region Division One Results
Mutare City Rovers 2-0 Manica Diamonds Juniors
Buffaloes 1-1 Zaka Academy
Masvingo 1-1 Renco
Melfort 1-0 Lowveld
Green Fuel 3-0 Grayham
JM Busha 3- 0 Nzuma Bar