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Zimbabwe's Highlanders Aiming To Clinch Premier League Title

Zimbabwe's Highlanders Football Club were under pressure to defeat Hwange on Sunday given that the three points they would from earn from such a victory would put them over the top as Premier Soccer League champion for 2006..

Hwange, in third place, was hoping to frustrate the Highlanders. With four matches to go in the season including those this weekend, second-place Motor Action is praying for a miracle in the form of a Highlanders defeat on Sunday at Wankie Colliery.

Highlanders Club Chairman Ernest Sibanda said his team would like the season to end on Sunday. The Bulawayo team last won the league title four years ago.

Sports reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe asked Highlanders chairman Sibanda about the stakes.

In PSL play Saturday, Buymore plays Motor Action at Gwanzura stadium, Lancashire Steel takes on Caps United at Baghdad Stadium in Kwekwe, and Mwana Africa faces Railstars at Trojan Mine.

On Sunday Chapungu tackles Black Rhinos at Ascot stadium, Bulawayo, Dynamos faces Monomotapa at Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Shabanie Mine plays Shooting Stars at Maglas in Zvishavane and Zimbabwe Saints goes up against Masvingo United at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.

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