The Lubombo Western Zone First Division League title race took a twist as Hungry Vultures FC leapfrogged long-time table toppers Mauritius F.C to claim the top spot after the results of the past weekend. Vultures FC who now have 40 points in 19 games beat Mtjeke 2-0 while Mauritius dropped points in a 0-0 draw against Celtics. Gucuka Cosmos FC beat Mamisa Professionals FC 2-1 to claim the third spot while Manchester FC were pushed to 4th as they  succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tawern Sundowns FC. Winless Barcelona FC was condemned to their 15th defeat with a 4-0 massacre by ruthless Sea Birds FC, and unless they turn the corner sooner than later, escaping the dreaded relegation axe will remain inevitable. 15th placed Sithobela FC eased their relegation woes as they recorded their third win of the season at the expense of Black Swallows FC whom they beat 2-0 and reached nine points. Under the Second Division, Mighty Birds FC, who annihilated Junior Stars FC 4-1, continue to occupy the top spot with 40 points in 19 games just like the table toppers in the First Division. Stonebreakers FC maintained their 2nd spot with a 2-0 win over Bigboys FC while Bekela Chiefs FC jumped to third after beating Nkunzemnyama 1-0. Typers FC who were third prior to the week 19 games, were pushed to the seventh spot after a 3-2 defeat to Peacemakers FC while the latter moved  to fourth. 



Simunye Sporting FC Under 16 players got an opportunity to be watched by RSSC Managing Director Nick Jackson who graced the team’s training session last week. Jackson who was in company of his administration team, was able to watch the energetic youngsters sweating it out at their team's training base at Lusoti near the Goshe Szokoley Memorial  Stadium in Simunye. The youngsters were taken into their paces by their coach, Kenneth Manana. During the visit the MD noted an impressive display by the players and he didn't hide his excitement about the fact that the players are part of the RSSC Siyakha 1 800 programme which thrive to “build tomorrow's soccer champions”. He also thanked the coach for inviting him to witness such a talent and he urged him not to be tempted to field over-age players during games as that would have a negative impact on the objective of the programme. A total of 28 players were the in attendance on the day and they were visibly motivated by the visit of the MD.



Shewula Arsenal FC is now eight points clear at the top of RSSC Siyakha North East League after beating neighbours Shewula Cosmos FC 3-0 over the weekend. Arsenal FC have reached 42 points in 17 games while their closest challengers Zwelabantu F.C who beat Summerise FC 2-1, have 34 points. Occupying the 3rd spot with 27 points is Free At Last FC who was held to a 2-all draw against XI Stars FC, sharing the same number of points with 4th placed Bacambi FC who beat Juventus FC 3-0. On the opposite side of the table, basement side Shewula Classic FC beat Silver Stars FC 2-1 to jump to 10th place while the latter were plunged to 12th place. Arsenal FC have also demonstrated goal scoring prowess as they have scored an impressive 46 goals, and conceding only 13. The league is financially backed by giant sugar manufacturing company, RSSC and the winners not only get prizes but they are promoted to the Swazi Trac Lubombo Super League, the country's football third tie.



In a situation that can be aptly put ’catch us if you can’, City Warriors FC continue to cruise in the Swazi Trac Lubombo Super League as they recorded their 13th  win to extend the lead with eight  points on top. The Siphofaneni based side beat Kukhanyeni F.C 2-0 to reach 45 points in 22 games while second placed Ubombo Flyers FC beat CK Survivors 1-0 to maintain the position with 37 points. Rail United's 1-0 defeat against Illovo saw them being pushed from third spot to ninth while the latter jumped to third sharing the same number of points with 4th placed Malahleni United FC who beat Manyovu Young Fighters FC 1-0. Magwanyane F.C continues to rage on as they now occupy 5th spot with 36 points after beating faltering CPL 1-0. Juventus FC who recorded their 9th  win at the expense of winless Lubhuku Liverpool FC are now sitting on position six, while wounded sides, CPL FC and CK Survivors FC follow in position seven and eight respectively.  Rail United FC might have been perched 9th with 34 points, but they are still mathematically on course of challenging the championship, when considering the 11 points gap with the table toppers. Games continue this weekend whereby leaders, Warriors FC have a date with Mkhweli United FC at Siphofaneni Sports Ground on Sunday. The football followers will be treated to a double header at Mayaluka Stadium on Friday night where Illovo FC meet Mgwanyane FC in an early match ,  before CPL FC and CK Survivors FC clash in the main match. Ubombo Flyers FC host Dangerous Darkies FC at Mayaluka on Saturday while Rail United FC visits Juventus FC at Siphofameni on the same day. Hot Chillies FC and Shewula Professionals FC cross swords at Siphoso Sports Ground on Saturday. Liverpool FC and Manyovu Young Fighters FC meet at Malahleni Sports Ground on Sunday while Kukhanyeni FC host Malahleni United FC at Lavundlamanti sports ground the same day.


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