Innocent Kurira, Sports Reporter
TORONTO clung on to the top of the Zifa Bulawayo Province Division Two Soccer League and maintained a two-point lead over second placed CIWU after crushing LSU 7-0 on Saturday.
The Pumula East based outfit gave the students a football lesson courtesy of a hattrick by striker Phindani Ngwenya, a brace from Keith Chikami as well as goals apiece by Mncedisi Gumede and Ngwenya Butholethu.
Toronto have amassed 45 points from 20 games, two points ahead of championship contenders CIWU who have a game in hand and continue breathing heavily at the leaders’ back.
The 7-0 victory over the league’s table anchors, LSU who have turned into punch bags conceding an incredible 75 goals in 18 games, charmed Toronto’s head coach Ghetto Nkala.
“This was a fantastic win for us, we are very focused on getting promoted so we are not leaving anything to chance. Now we are looking forward to the next game. We are not really worried about how other teams are playing, what is important is for us to keep this form and attitude going into the next game,” Nkala said.
Toronto face a strong title challenge from second placed CIWU who tightened pressure on the leaders by cruising to 4-0 over White Birds.
Sultan Phiri hit a brace for CIWU, with other goals coming from Emmanuel Ndlovu and Dumowenkosi Ndlovu.
Meanwhile, CS Distributors’ survival chances suffered a blow when they fell 1-3 to Chicken Inn.
Saturday: Arenel Movers 1-0 Sabona Mzilikazi, Main Line 2-2 How Mine, Zenzele Tigers 1-1 Mpopoma Pirates, Ajax Hotspurs 2-1 Lobengula Stars, CIWU 4-0 White Birds, Saints Academy 3-0 Khami, LSU 0-7 Toronto, Chicken Inn 3-1 CS Distributors