The reserve leg of the epic ‘Battle of Zimbabwe’ was again marred with controversy with both coaches decrying the levels of officiating.

The Dynamos-Highlanders encounters are flagship fixtures which sadly have marketed the local game in a rather negative picture.

After the first leg was abandoned due to crowd trouble emanating from alleged poor officiating at Barbourfields, the Rufaro encounter was to once again open up questions on the levels of local referees.

In the end it is the game that suffers said coaches from the two sides (Lloyd Mutasa, Dynamos and Erol Akbay, Highlanders) who were left disappointed over what they termed poor handling of these great matches. 

Away from the drama at Rufaro, Chicken Inn maintained pole position despite succumbing to a 2-1 loss to Yadah.

FC Platinum did their campaign a huge favour winning by a goal over How Mine and now share the top spot with the Gamecocks who have a superior goal difference.

The draw placed Dynamos on third place where they share a 49 points tally with Ngezi Platinum.

At the bottom of the log standings the tide continues to be turbulent for Bantu Rovers who were beaten 3-1 by Caps United while Tsholotsho’s goalless draw with ZPC Kariba did little to salvage their relegation threats.

The fortunes are also not looking bright for miners Hwange and Shabanie who complete part of the teams making the bottom four.