Mutare City close to promotion

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Takudzwa Chitsiga, Harare Bureau
MUTARE CITY Rovers have opened a six-point lead in the Zifa Eastern Region Division One League title race after they were awarded three points from their game against Mukanya Bullets which failed to kick-off at Sakubva on Sunday.

Buffaloes and Tenax, who are both on 60 points, will need a miracle.

Mutare City were demoted from the top-flight last year on the final day.

They could have avoided the chop if they had not been docked three points for using suspended Kudakwashe Gurure in their league match against FC Platinum at Mandava.

The Central Region race was sealed at the wire as Shurugwi-based Nichrut were crowned champions on Sunday.

Eastern Region Results
Mutare City 3, Mukanya Bullets 0; Buffaloes 3, Black Eagles 0; Prime Rangers 0, Mucheke Pirates 1; Melfort 0, United Lions ); Surrey 3, Renco Mine 1; Africa Trust 1, Tenax 1; Bikita Minerals 0, Mwenezana 0; Mutoko FC 0, Gutu Mpandawana 0.

Eastern Region Log

P    W    D    L    F    A    Pts
Mutare City      28    21    3    4    53    15    66
Tenax    28    19    3    6    43    23    60
Buffaloes     28    18    6    4    40    15    60
Mucheke Pirates     28    16    5    7    33    20    53
Surrey     28    12    9    7    31    24    45
Prime Rangers     28    10    10    8    27    21    40
Africa Trust     28    10    10    8    24    21    40
FC Mtoko    28    9    9    10    20    20    36
Mwenezana     28    8    9    11    28    33    33
Melfort     28    8    9    11    21    27    33
Renco Mine     28    8    6    14    22    30
Mukanya Bullets    28    9    5    14    25    36    29
Gutu Mpandawana     28    7    9    12    28    42    30
Bikita Minerals     28    3    13    12    14    26    22
Black Eagles     28    4    5    19    17    40    17
United Lions     28    1    9    18    13    43    12

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