Castle Lager Premier Soccer League’s oldest player Innocent Benza (48) helped his side escape the relegation zone (at least for a while) after helping his side; “The Students” snatch three precious points away at the Colliery in Hwange.
The Herentals founder and owner were instrumental in the side’s push for survival with a heart rending performance that easily won him sympathizers from the opposition fans.
After the assist, with teams deadlocked, Benza took matters into his own hands to score a beauty, capable of winning any match while it remains to be seen whether the wonder goal will go a long way to save the team from the dreaded chop.
However, the win left Chipangano gasping for oxygen in their survival push.
Yesterday’s win took them two places from the relegation zone with three more teams yet to be confirmed, relegation candidates.
However, Herentals face a harlequin task in the remaining two fixtures as they have to navigate their way through championship chasing Chicken Inn before facing Bulawayo Chiefs in yet another “Battle for Survival” encounter that might have a bearing in the relegation mix.
AT 33 points, Chipanagno still hobours chances of survival, while Yadah at 35 points, also still hope for “Devine Intervention” for survival.
Lloyd Chitembwe’s Harare City and Bulawayo Chiefs are also in the relegation jigsaw puzzle with two rounds of matches still to be played, with both teams at 38 points.
Rahman Gumbo’s TelOne and army side Chapungu are still within the relegation mix as well as they have both amassed 39 points with two rounds of matches remaining.
It remains to be seen who will navigate the curves around the relegation battle and stay up