It’s party time for the kings

By Enock Muchinjo

SCENES of jubilation are expected to grip the National Sports Stadium tomorrow when this year’s Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions Caps United return to their home ground to

face Wankie after clinching the title on Wednesday.


Caps romped home after thumping lowly Kwekwe Cables 5-1 in the Midlands on Wednesday to clinch the championship with three games to spare after eight years of failure.


Wankie will make the long trip to the capital to face a side that wants to finish off the season in superb form and cap a fine season in which they are now chasing one last major trophy to complete a stunning treble.


While Caps have scooped the league championship, Highlanders have also assured themselves of the runners-up spot as they have an unassailable lead over the rest of the pack. Even Amazulu cannot overtake Bosso who beat them 2-0 in a match played yesterday.


Highlanders, though, would want to end the season on a winning note and are likely to have no mercy for Kwekwe Cables on Sunday at Barbourfields Stadium.


Amazulu are now battling for third position with Shabanie. Their match with Black Rhinos at Rufaro on Sunday will be crucial in concluding a largely disappointing season. Shabanie have an equally uphill task in their match against Motor Action at Rufaro tomorrow.


At the bottom of the table, Zimbabwe Saints and Sporting Lions are already relegated, and the question is now on the third team to fall by the wayside. So the battle for survival is now between Eiffel Flats and Kwekwe Cables who were level on points before this week. One of them is likely to bid farewell to the premiership.

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