ZIFA Northern Region Division One League championship rivals, Black mambas and Harare City, were both victorious at the weekend as the battle for a Premiership ticket reaches the closing stages.
Harare City had one of the biggest test when they faced Herentals Under-20 at Motor Action on Friday and emerged 1-0 winners with Mathew Hlabati getting the solitary goal.
Leaders Warumwa Warumwa also had a 1-0 win away to Omonia at Kuwadzana on Saturday as they restored a six-point lead.
Proud Khumalo got the all-important goal and coach John ‘Toto’ Ncube praised his players for their focus and determination to win the league title.
“We have a group of focused players who are really determined to make history for the club and themselves,” Ncube said.
“Yes, the target is on winning the title but we are not getting carried away because we are not there yet.
“There is still a lot of work to be done.
“Our focus at the moment is taking it game by game until we get to the end.
“The competition in the league is very stiff and we have a chasing pack that is also determined to get to the top position.
“But, I would want to give credit to my players for working very hard this season to be where we are at the moment,” said Ncube.
Chegutu Pirates continued their impressive run by beating Ngezi Platinum Stars U-19 2-0 away at Baobab while Golden Eagles edged Shamva Mine 1-0 at Shamva Mine stadium with captain Tatenda Hapazari getting the goal.
Goals from veteran Chris Semakweri and Arthur Banda saw MWOS end Karoi United’s good run with a 2-0 win at Chikangwe.
MWOS coach Lloyd Mutasa was hit by a stone during his team’s win Chikangwe.
Trojan Stars got three points on a 3-0 scoreline in a walkover victory over Concession United who were booted out of the league for not fulfilling fixtures with Come Again being held to a goalless draw at home by Commando Bullets.