Chunga sets up Triangle derby


MOSES CHUNGA makes a sweet return to the top flight after guiding Hippo Valley to their maiden premiership appearance in the 2014 soccer season.
The promotion of Hippo Valley from the Eastern Region Division One League means two teams from Triangle town will be plying their trade in the top flight.
Triangle FC came from the same Division One League and are currently on 10th position on the log.
Hippo Valley’s promotion means a premiership derby featuring the two sister teams will be experienced in Triangle at Gibbo Stadium.
Record crowds of more than 10 000 people used to throng Gibbo Stadium to watch the two teams in the First Division.
Like Zvishavane, the fans in Triangle are guaranteed of action every week in the PSL next season after the promotion of the Moses Chunga-coached side.
With 60 points to their credit, the Triangle-based side took an unassailable lead in the Eastern Region.
In the Central Region, Airforce side Chapungu return to the top flight after taking an unassailable lead in the Division One league, with five games to spare.
Waru Waru as the Gweru-based side are affectionately known, bring top flight action to Ascot Stadium.
Ascot was home ground to relegated Hardbody. The last premiership match was between Hardbody and Dynamos in a league decider last year in November.
This year the venue will only witness the quarter final match between CAPS United and Chicken Inn tomorrow.
Chapungu were relegated in 2009.
Meanwhile, the ticket into the PSL is yet to be decided in the Northern and Southern Region Division One Leagues.
ZPC Kariba are on pole position and are on the brink of bringing PSL action to the resort town of Kariba if they maintain their lead.
They will become the first team to play in the premiership in the resort town. The race is still on for the second-placed Twalumba and Mushowani Stars.
The power utility side are seven points ahead of second-placed Twalumba and Mushowani Stars who are both on 52 points from 27 games.
With seven games to go, the Kariba-based outfit need to concentrate on the last lap to realise the premiership dream.
Bulawayo Chiefs are three games away from gaining the Southern Region sole ticket into the top flight. Chiefs are on the apex of the 16-team log with 59 points.
Black Boots are in second position and are trailing the log leaders by four points making it a tight contest in the Southern Region league. Black Boots could have reduced the gap to one point if they had won their last match against New West which they were held to a one-all draw.


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