Herentals open 17-point lead

Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
ZIFA Northern Region Division One log leaders Herentals coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva believes their 2-1 win away over Kariba Waves at Nyamhunga was a massive statement in their battle for the league championship.

Rightback Carlos Mavhurume was the hero as he scored in the 25th and 67th minutes to seal victory.

Herentals opened a 17-point lead after second-placed Golden Valley and Mufakose United match was abandoned.

Third-placed Mushowani Stars fell 0-1 at the hands of Shamva United in Madziva. Mutiwekuziva hailed his troops, saying they were moving in the right direction.

“It’s all about hard work and it’s paying off as everyone is focused and we hope to win our next fixtures,’’ he said.

“Winning away in Kariba is not always easy and I give credit to the boys who fought hard. The three points will take us a long way and at this point we are not looking much into how other teams are performing, but we are just targeting maximum (points),’’ said Mutiwekuziva.

Northern Region Fixtures

Golden Valley v Mufakose (Abandoned), Shamva United 1, Mushowani Stars 0; Trojan Mine 0, ZRP FC 2; Blue Swallows 1, Banket United 0; Cranborne Bullets 1, Harare City Cubs 1; Chitungwiza Municipality 1, Chegutu Pirates 1; Kariba Waves 1, Herentals 2.

Northern Region Log

P W D L F A Pts

Herentals 20 15 4 1 34 10 49

Golden Valley 19 9 5 5 27 15 32

Mushowani Stars 20 8 7 5 14 10 31

Blue swallows 20 9 3 8 21 13 30

Karoi United 20 7 8 5 18 16 29

ZRP FC 20 6 10 4 22 15 28

Cranborne Bullets 20 7 7 6 17 11 28

Ngezi U-19 20 7 7 6 20 16 28

ZRP Morris 20 8 4 8 23 21 28

Chegutu Pirates 20 6 9 5 13 14 27

Harare City Cubs 20 6 8 6 21 30 26

Banket United 20 7 4 9 20 18 25

Mufakose United 19 6 7 6 19 17 25

Trojan Stars 20 6 5 9 16 27 23

Kariba Waves 20 6 4 10 15 33 22

Chitungwiza 20 4 9 7 20 27 21

Shamva United 20 4 3 13 12 22 15

Darwin United 20 3 6 11 10 27 15

Central Region Results

MSU 2, Tongogara 2; Chrome Stars 3, Border Strikers 0; Ivan Hoe Mine 2, Black Eagles 0; ZRP Gwanda 1,WhaWha 2, Makusha 2, Vumbachikwe 3; TELONE 1, Nichrut 0; ZPC Munyati 0, FC Platinum U19 0; Silo United 0 Kwekwe Stars 3.

Central Region Log

P W D L F A Pts

WhaWha 18 12 4 2 29 8 40

Nichrut 18 11 5 2 28 7 38

Tongogara 18 10 6 2 24 13 36

Ivan Hoe Mine 18 10 4 4 21 10 34

ZPC Munyati 18 8 7 3 18 11 31

Chrome Star 18 7 6 5 19 14 27

Vumbachikwe Mine 18 7 6 5 20 20 27

MSU 18 6 8 4 20 14 26

Telone 18 6 6 6 16 16 24

Blanket Mine 18 6 6 6 11 11 24

Makusha 18 6 5 7 2 23 23

Border Strikers 8 6 4 8 11 20 22

FC Platinum U19 18 5 5 8 16 18 20

Black Eagles 18 4 7 7 12 16 19

ZRP Gwanda 18 3 5 10 15 2 14

Kwekwe Stars 18 3 5 10 22 36 14

Silo United 18 2 7 9 11 24 13

Gwanda United 18 0 4 14 4 3 2

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