Mutare City Rovers feel the heat

27 Jul, 2018 - 00:07 0 Views

The ManicaPost

Fungayi Munyoro Sports Correspondent
THE 2018 Castle Lager Premiership has turned into a theatre of nightmares for struggling Mutare City Council owned club Mutare City Rovers as they agonisingly watch their dream of a top flight league survival go down the drains with each passing week.

City Rovers have a tough weekend awaiting them as they will travel to the capital where they will play against Harare City. Maximum points are needed to breathe life into a seemingly ill-fated campaign to keep their Premiership slot.

Mutare City technical team is now feeling the heat over a string of some poor results the club has been posting.

Gusha Bhora lost 1-0 to third placed Chicken Inn at Vengere Stadium on Sunday and that result meant City Rovers have now succumbed to 13 defeats in 20 rounds of league matches. Gusha Bhora is rooted at the bottom of the log table with 11 points. Harare City is currently on seventh position with 31 points. As things keep falling apart for troubled Mutare City Rovers, Mutare City Council, owners of the club, last week agreed to sell the club franchise to Bantu African Resources.

Discussions are still underway between the two parties.

City Council’s position is that the team will not relocate elsewhere and shall remain in Mutare while Bantu Resources will inherit the club’s debts and outstanding wages and salaries.

Fixture

Bulawayo City FC v FC Platinum; CAPS United v Black Rhinos; Chapungu United v Bulawayo Chiefs; Harare City v Mutare City Rovers FC; Highlanders v Dynamos; Ngezi Platinum FC v Nichrut; Shabanie v Chicken Inn; Yadah v Herentals; ZPC Kariba v Triangle:

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