Kwekwe Stars face axe

 John Nyikadzino

John Nyikadzino

Lovemore Zigara in Gweru
ZIFA Central Soccer League (CSL) title contenders Tongogara were awarded three points on a 3-0 scoreline after the league suspended Kwekwe Stars for failing to settle its affiliation fees.

CSL chairman Stanley Chapeta said Kwekwe Stars risk being booted out of the league in the event that they fail to settle their affiliation fee before the next league games.

“They should pay up their affiliation and if they do not settle their dues by the weekend then they would have expelled themselves from the league,” said Chapeta.

The free points to Tongogara saw them going within two points of leaders Whawha who were held to a goalless draw by Vumbachikwe in Gwanda.

Tongogara are now on 49 points while Whawha have 51 points.

Elsewhere, Nichrut returned to winning ways after beating MSU 1-0 at MSU at the weekend.

Asani Nhongo’s free kick inside the first three minutes of the game ensured that the Shurugwi based side collected their first set of maximum points since the turn of second half of the season.

The win came as a relief to Nichrut gaffer John Nyikadzino.

“I am very happy with the win especially after playing badly after the midseason break. It was a morale booster for us and we now have to build on this win and ensure that we maintain consistency,” said Nyikadzino.

Elsewhere, ZPC Munyati’s championship campaign suffered a setback when they were beaten 2-3 by ZRP Gwanda at Pelandaba Stadium.

The loss left the power generators 10 points behind log leaders Whawha.

Results
Makusha 1-1 Blanket Mine, ZRP Gwanda 3-2 ZPC Munyati, Ivan Hoe 3-0 Gwanda United, Chrome Stars 1-1 TelOne, MSU 0-1 Nichrut, Kwekwe Stars 0-3 Tongogara, Vumbachikwe 1-1 Whawha, Silo United 0-1 Black Eagles

TABLE

P    W    D    L    F    A    GD    Pts
Whawha    23    15    6    2    36    10    26    51
Tongogara    23    14    7    2    33    14    19    49
Nichrut    23    13    6    4    34    12    22    45
Ivan Hoe Mine    23    13    5    5    31    14    17    44
ZPC Munyati    23    11    8    4    26    15    11    41
Chrome Stars    23    9    8    6    22    17    5    35
Blanket Mine    23    7    10    6    16    15    1    31
Vumbachikwe    23    7    9    7    24    27    -3    30
MSU    23    7    8    8    23    19    4    29
TelOne    23    7    8    8    20    22    -2    29
FC Platinum U19    22    7    7    8    23    21    2    28
Makusha    23    7    7    9    29    31    -2    28
Black Eagles    23    6    9    8    17    20    -3    27
Border Strikers    22    8    5    9    15    22    -7    25
ZRP Gwanda     23    6    6    11    27    32    -5    24
Silo United     23    2    9    12    15    34    19    15
Kwekwe Stars     23    3    6    14    23    46    -23    11
Gwanda United     23    0    4    19    4    47    -43    4

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