Central region

TelOne not giving up as Central Region promotion race heats up

Tendai Chikuni

THE promotion race in the Central Region has reached a crescendo, and second-placed TelOne are not giving up hope despite trailing Sheasham by five points with three games remaining in the season.

The Wifi Boys put in a spirited performance to beat Chapungu 1-0 on Sunday, with former Ngezi Platinum Stars winger Blessing Sahondo emerging as the hero.

Sheasham also picked up maximum points after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Kwekwe United, meaning John Nyikadzino’s side will enjoy some breathing space ahead of the next fixtures.

Sheasham have amassed 53 points, while nearest rivals TelOne have 48 points, with the next two matches set to decide who picks up the only promotion ticket.

“We take every game as it comes, but I have to admit there is pressure because it’s the last round,” TelOne coach Tendai Chikuni said.

“We will continue to fight until the last game. This is my first season at TelOne and I am happy with the progress the team has made.

“Football is about determination and self-confidence, which my boys have. We have to keep fighting and maintaining that for the future of our club.

TelOne finds himself with difficult missions as he dates Dulibadzimu, Paramount and Vumbachikwe.

They will have to win all of their remaining matches and hope that somehow Sheasham drops points along the way.

On the other hand, Sheasham will face Tongogara, Midlands State University and Loss Control, with two wins enough to seal promotion for the ambitious Gweru-based side.

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