We won’t be axed’

WITH three matches before the Premiership season ends, all but three in the 16-team league face possible relegation from the top-flight division.


Only leaders Dynamos, Highlanders and Masvingo United are assured of their places i

n the Premiership next year.


The bottom three teams will be axed to Division One.


There is only a difference of 10 points between fourth-placed Njube Sundowns and basement side Mwana Africa, which mean technically any of the bottom 13 teams could be relegated.


However, Caps FC, one of the teams in the unusual relegation zone believe they are in the Premiership to stay.


Caps FC are on number 11 with 33 points — one more than their opponents this weekend, Motor Action.


“Relegation is not even a question to us,” said Erasmus Chindove, Caps FC’s chairman. “Teams below us can’t even win all their matches and remember we’ll be playing some of them.


“Motor Action and Black Rhinos are fighting relegation, so are we. As for Masvingo United, we beat them the last time and I hope we’ll do it again.”


Chindove said they were targeting to finish in the top half of the standings.


“We’re targeting to finish higher than eight, around six or thereabouts. We are in the Premiership to stay,” he said.


The other 12 teams probably have the same dreams.


Premiership fixtures


Tomorrow: Caps United v Lengthens (Gwanzura), Motor Action v Caps FC (Motor Action Sports Club), Mwana Africa v Eastern Lions (Trojan).


Sunday: Hwange v Njube Sundowns (Colliery), Shooting Stars v Dynamos (Gwanzura), Highlanders v Monomotapa (Barbourfields), Black Rhinos v Masvingo United (Dzivaresekwa), Chapungu v Lancashire Steel (Ascot). — Staff Writer.