THE 2013 Castle Lager Premiership is headed for an exciting photo-finish with three teams still in with a chance of the championship on the very last day while six will be battling to avoid the dreaded relegation.
All the matches will be played on Sunday which has variously been dubbed either ‘Survival Sunday’ or ‘Super Sunday’ with three teams vying for the championship while six clubs are fighting for their survival.
Harare City, who are only in their second season in the topflight, have the title in their hands – almost; it’s up to them to lose it following their emphatic 4-0 drubbing of championship contenders Highlanders.
The Sunshine City Boys top the league with 53 points, two clear of second-placed Dynamos and Highlanders who are tied on 51.
Defending champions Dynamos made sure that they kept their title hopes alive after managing to re-group and draw level against Chicken Inn having been 2-0 down at some point at Barbourfields Stadium.
The past three weeks have been very interesting for the top teams as Dynamos, Harare City and Highlanders took turns to sit at the summit.
DeMbare shot to the top of the log after Week 26 following their 1-0 win over Highlanders in Bulawayo and held on to the spot the following week as all the top three teams played to draws.
In Week 28, Highlanders dislodged Dynamos from the summit after limping to a 1-0 victory over Triangle but they only sat there for three days as they were displaced by Harare City who clobbered them 4-0 at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.
The twists and turns at the top of the log have definitely captivated the imagination of the nation.
On Sunday, Harare City are away to Caps United at the giant National Sports Stadium and for them to clinch the title they have to beat their opponents. In their last meeting Harare City won 1-0.
Title in sight … Harare City’s David Kutyauripo listens to coach Bigboy Mawiwi