The Eastern Region Division 1 soccer team, Greenfuel, popularly known as the Ethanol Boys, is on the cusp of glory as it is three wins away from gaining promotion the more competitive tie of Zimbabwean football.
Having amassed 59 points from 23 games, the team will get to 67 points. Mutare City Rovers will have a maximum of 67 points if they win all their remaining games.
Enias Mbanje, the Greenfuel chairperson, was upbeat when this publication held an interview with him recently. He said at the beginning of the season, the team had one objective: that of premiership promotion.
He said: “we had an objective of gaining promotion. As a team, we worked hard from the word go. We didn’t drop many points in the initial stages. We hope to keep up the momentum as we get to the business end of the campaign.”
This week, Greenfuel hosts Wangu Mazodze at the Greenfuel sports arena hoping to collect maximum points as Mutare City Rovers has not dropped its own ambitions to have another dance with the big boys.
In an interview with Post on Sunday Newspaper, some weeks ago, the coach, ‘Bokande’ Kachara, said his team still harboured promotion into the elite league notwithstanding that his team had lost, albeit narrowly, to Greenfuel F.C.
“We still have a chance for promotion and all we have to do is to continue collecting maximum points,” he said.
It remains to be seen how Greenfuel FC tackles Wangu Mazodze, a tricky customer which won by a solitary goal as it played away from home last week.