rural soccer.jpgThe race for the tickets to promotion is heightening in the four Division 1 regions with the Northern and Central regions still very wide open while Quelaton and Buffaloes seem to have wrapped it up in the Southern and Eastern regions respectively.

Southern Region runaway log leaders and title contenders, Quelaton are on course for a historic premiership promotion as they take on relegation candidates, Makokoba City Warriors while second placed Railstars face off with Mpumalanga at Raylton.

With an eight point lead, Quelaton appear to be sure candidates for promotion into the top flight league.

It is the same case in the Eastern region where buffaloes are enjoying a 9 point lead at the top of the log.

Buffaloes will this weekend square off with Don Bosco.

The game of the week will however be the clash between second placed Hippo Valley and third placed AMC at Chishamiso Stadium.

With 4 points separating Hippo and AMC, AMC are hoping to close in on Hippo who still have a game in hand.  

The stakes are high in the Central region where Hardbody face a litmus test when they clash with third placed Chapungu at Ascot Stadium while Triple B will be seeking to reduce Hardbody’s five point lead when they play McInn in Beitbridge.

The two fixtures have a strong bearing in deciding the eventual team that will win promotion from the region.

The race remains wide open in the Northern region with log leaders Black Rhinos set to face prison side, Flame Lilly at Thomlison Depot.

Second placed Harare City have an easier assignment when they travel to Karoi United while Laliga, who are also a point behind the leaders should expect challenges when they date DSTV Rangers. 

Fourth and fifth placed Highfield United and Mwana Africa go into battle against DC Academy and ZPC Kariba respectively.