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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Herentals Queens shoot to the top

Story by Anashe Murombedzi

Defending Women Super League champions Herentals Queens shot to the top of the log standings after a fruitful match day three in which they got the better of Correctional Queens.

The Women’s Super League entered matchday three with a cracker between star-studded Correctional Queens and Herentals taking centre stage.

The two teams have several national team players in their ranks with defending champions Herentals having goalkeeper Lindiwe Magwede, midfielders Maud Mafuruse, Melanda Rungu and Pyanane Zwawanda while Correctional Queens have Erina Jeke, Marjory Nyaumwe, Chido Dzingirai and Samkeliso Zulu in their books.

It was the students who walked away with the bragging rights after a narrow one-nil victory courtesy of Mafuruse’s solitary strike in the second half to condemn the Prison side to their first defeat of the season.

Herentals are unbeaten in three encounters to seat on top of the log with nine points.

The title race is promising to be a repeat of last season as runners-up Black Rhinos are second on the table with the same tally of points after clinching a 5-nil win over Harare City.

Chipembere Queens with seven and Chapungu with six seals the top four followed by Harare City and Correctional Queens with the same number of points.

Faith Drive are seventh with five points, while MSU Queens conclude the top eight with four points.

New girls Platinum Royals finally picked up their first set of three points in the topflight after thumping Queen Lozikeyi 5-nil to move up to ninth position.

The bottom four comprises Borrow Jets with three points and a trio of Queen Lozikeyi, Conduit Academy and Shine Shine Queens who are yet to get a point.

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