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MUTARE - City Rovers' unstoppable march in the Eastern Region Division 1 has paid off with a four nil win over bitter rivals Buffaloes FC over the weekend.
The win saw them bouncing back into the Premier Soccer League (PSL) with one more game to spare.
Kennedy Kachara's men came in for the game looking for nothing except a draw but second half goals from Hibron Makukutu, Stephen Sibanda, Evans Chikwaikwai and Hussein Zvakavapano were enough for the Gusha Boys to clinch a ticket to the PSL.
Mutare City Rovers were relegated at the end of last season but they have now earned the right to march back to premier football alongside the likes of Central Region winners Nichrut FC, Bulawayo Chiefs from the Southern Region and Northern Region champions Herentials FC.
Speaking after the game, Kachara could not hide his joy, acknowledging that his team's success were a result of ceaseless hard work on the part of players, supporters and the technical department.
"I am really happy today because we managed to fulfill our mission. It was not an easy task but the boys remained focused. We thank our fans who were with us from the beginning and we also thank City of Mutare for making this a dream come true," said Kachara.
Buffaloes FC coach Shadreck Mugurasawu congratulated Mutare FC for the win and said his own team was already preparing for the next season.
"I would like to congratulate Mutare for being the champions of the day. They were a better side and they deserved to win. As a team, we are now going back to the drawing board to prepare for the next season," said Mugurasawu.local