By Mthokozisi Dube
WITH six matches to go before the end of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season, six teams including troubled Harare giants CAPS United are in danger of the dreaded chop.
With the premier soccer league approaching the twilight zone, it will soon be anguish for other clubs.
Six clubs including fading Harare giants, CAPS United find themselves tussling to survive the dreaded chop.
The bottom clubs did not do themselves any favours as all of them except Tenax failed to collect maximum points.
Whawha, who are at the bottom of the log, lost one-nil to Chicken Inn, while the woes continued for Harare City after a one-nil defeat by fellow relegation candidates Tenax.
There was more misery for Bulawayo City following a one-nil defeat by log leaders FC Platinum.
Whawha are on 20 points followed by Bulawayo City and Harare City on 24 points as well as Tenax on 25 to complete the bottom four.
These four teams look odds on favourites to get relegated, but ZPC Kariba on 29 points and fading Harare giants CAPS United with 31 points are not out of the woods yet.
The 40-point mark is usually the safe zone, but in 2019 Chapungu and TelOne were relegated with 40 points apiece.
However, in 2018, 40 points meant survival with Nichrut, Bulawayo City, Mutare City and Shabanie Mine all failing to reach that mark.
In 2017, 40 points were enough to survive as Harare City, Hwange, Tsholotsho and Bantu Rovers all failed to reach the safe zone.
As it stands, bottom club Whawha can no longer reach 40 points, while time is fast running out for those just above them.
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