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ZVISHAVANE Stars will kick the ball for the first time in the Zifa Central Region Division One league after they finally managed to get their house in order. The team was not taking part in the championship in the past three weeks owing to challenges in its camp. They were ordered to sort their issues before the fourth week of the season.

Stanley Chipeta, the Central Region secretary-general, confirmed the participation of the club for the first time this season.

“Zvishavane Stars will kick off their campaign with a home match against Gaths Mine at Zvishavane after some few weeks in which they were struggling to put resources together,” said Chipeta.

“Their campaign had been delayed because of financial constraints. Zvishavane Stars had affiliated with us and they only needed time to put their house in order before they joined the league.”

Zvishavane will now have two teams in the Central Region Division one as FC Platinum Under-19 are also based in the same town and face Nkayi United at Mandava tomorrow.

Chipeta confirmed that Town United of Beitbridge have since been expelled from the league after they failed to fulfil three matches since the season began.

The Beitbridge side failed to fulfil their league match against Chomumvuri last week and that was the final straw.

“We are now left with 15 teams in the Central Region Soccer League after Town United were expelled for not fulfilling their games,” said Chipeta.

“Initially, we had 16 teams registered with our league, but Town United are no longer part of us.”

The other matches will see log leaders Whawha taking on Chemumvuri Pirates at Whawha while Gweru City lock horns with Silo United.

Central Region Fixtures


Silo United v MSU (Mbizo)


Tongogara v Chrome Stars Battlefields) Vumbachiwe V ZRP Beightbridge (Pelandaba) Whawha v Chemumvuri (Whawha) Gweru City v Silo United (Wilson Fields) Zvishavane Stars v Gaths Mine (Zvishavane)


FC Platinum Under-19 v Nkayi United (Mandava)

Source : The Herald