Hwange FC back on top as Balakasi shines for Simba Bhora

By Lawrence Trusida

HWANGE Football Club, Chipangano, returned to the top of the Southern Region Division One League after beating Casymn two-nil away from home this Saturday.

Chipangano had dropped down to the second position after two consecutive draws before the win against Casymn at a match that was played at Turk Mine.

Hwange is under the tutelage of Bongani Mafu and now has 11 points, same as Ratalang who edged CIWU one-nil at Luveve stadium.

In the Northern Region Division One, former Caps United striker Tinashe Balakasi fired his new club Simba Bhora to a comprehensive 5-1 victory over after scoring a brace.

The brace took Balakasi’s season tally to nine goals in seven games as he is slowly running away with the golden boot early in the season.

The win consolidated the Shamva based side’s grip on third position with Herentals u20 leading the way followed by Golden Eagles who are in second position.

Herentals beat Karoi two-nil to continue with their unbeaten start to the season while Eagles thumped Chinhoyi Stars 4-1 as the top three teams all recorded victories.

In the central region, after seven rounds of matches, Sheasham leads the race for promotion, two points ahead of second-placed TelOne FC.

Sheasham have not made their intentions for promotion a secret, and they currently lead TelOne Fc by two points.

TelOne are one of the well-resourced sides in the league and they have managed to stay closer to the top, just two points adrift of the log leaders, having played a game less as they boast of experienced campaigners in goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube, club captain James Jam, Jacob Muzokomba and Nelson Tachi among others.