Tenax takes control

15 Sep, 2023 - 00:09 0 Views
Tenax takes control Luke Petros-Jukulile

The ManicaPost


Ray Bande
Senior Reporter

ZIMBABWE Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) outfit, Tenax FC are now on top of the ZIFA Eastern Region Division One League and their coach, Luke Petros-Jukulile believes it is still too early to determine whether they will remain in that position until the end of the season.

In fact, Tenax FC are, not only on top of the table, with two points ahead of FC WanguMazodze, but the prisons outfit also has a game in hand which might see the Mutare side extending their lead when they eventually fulfill it against Ruwa.

For a long time, the league pole position had been personalised by Masvingo-based club, FC WanguMazodze, but it took last weekend’s results for the correctional services outfit to frog jump to the summit of the log standings.

The surprise defeat of FC WanguMazodze at home against a determined Rusitu Tigers saw the Masvingo-based team exchanging positions of the table with Tenax FC.

Petros-Jukilile told Post Sport that his main aim is to continue collecting maximum points and take each match as it comes.

The former Warriors striker said all the top seven teams in the league have equal chances of winning the title, hence it is too early to tell if his team will remain perched at the top of the table until when the curtain comes down on the 2023 season.

“Yes, Tenax is now sitting on top of the log, but there is not much difference in terms of the points. We are saying, as Tenax all things are moving according to our plan. We hope we will continue collecting points as we go.

“It still early for us to say we are winning the championship, but we are saying we are on the right track. Seven teams in this league have equal chances of clinching the title, so the race is still on, and we will not be complacent.

“We just have to maintain the tempo. We hope Lady Luck will smile at us, come the end of the season. As of now, we cannot say Tenax will hang on top of the log until the end. We are in it and we are serious about the championship,” said Petros.

Apparently, fixtures seem to be working against FC Wangu Mazodze, given that the Masvingo side still has to travel to Manicaland for some of their second round matches.

This weekend, FC WanguMazodze will be in yet another true test of character when they date troublesome Midway at Vengere Stadium in Rusape.


It is a tricky encounter for the Masvingo-based club.



Renco Mine v FC Hunters; JM Busha v Mutare City Rovers; Midway v FC WanguMazodze; Rusitu Tigers FC v Manica Diamonds Juniors; Masvingo United v Chiredzi Stars; Grayham v Surrey.


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