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Mziwokuthula Zimu of Mbombela United during the Na
Mziwokuthula Zimu of Mbombela United  ~ BackpagePix

ON-FORM Mbombela United striker, Mziwokuthula Zimu, has stressed the importance of consistency in the second round of their National First Division (NFD) campaign.

The second round resumes this weekend where the last 15 matches of the campaign will be played until May to determine the club that wins promotion to the Premiership.

Others will be fighting to secure promotion via play-offs while those at the foot will be fighting for survival against the dreaded axe hovering over their heads.

Zimu is currently a joint top goal scorer in the league with Iqraam Rayner of Stellenbosch FC on eight goals and would be out to zoom past his competitor.

The 28-year-old wants to emulate his first-round form by scoring in each match to stand a chance of winning the golden boot award at the end of the season.

His personal goal would also come in handy to his club to enhance their chances winning automatic promotion.

“As a striker it’s my job to score goals,” he declares.

“That will obviously not benefit me only but the club too,” he said.

Mbombela will resume their second round tomorrow with a crunchy affair against TS Sporting in a Mpumalanga derby at the Kabokweni Stadium on Sunday at 3:30pm.

The experienced Zimu believes it’s not too late to catch up with Stellenbosch FC who are currently leading the pack with 31 points from 15 games.

Zimu said: “There’s still a lot at stake. In the remaining 15 games there would be a lot of changes. The only thing we need to do is maintain consistency, continue from where we left off when we went for the Christmas recess.”

Zimu continued: “We have had enough time to prepare, we should start by this weekend’s match to send a strong warning. The aim is to win automation promotion and not through play-offs. That are more like penalties, so we don’t need that.”

Other matches of the weekend, Stellenbosch will host second-placed Royal Eagles in a top of the table clash at Idas Valley Sports ground, on Sunday.

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