Bulls look to Sup8r for redemption

HARARE - Motor Action defender Charles Mutero has challenged his struggling side to look within themselves and provide a response in the BancABC Sup8r Cup, a tournament they won when it was last held in 2011.

The 2010 Zimbabwe champions are going through a lean spell this year in the Premiership and because of their inconsistencies, they are currently sitting second from bottom with 13 points from 15 games.

Joey Antipas’ men head to Gibbo Stadium on Sunday in need of a confidence boosting win following a 2-1 defeat to the same side in a league match at Rufaro Stadium last week.

And Mutero accepts the atmosphere has been somewhat subdued at their Motor Action Sports Club training base, but maintains it is now up to the players to show their strength of character.

Motor Action were the last winners of the BancABC competition in 2011 and Mutero feels they can breathe life into their season with the Sup8r tournament. 

“There has been disappointment and frustration, but that is normal and what’s important is how you respond,” Mutero said.

“We need to pull up our socks and start winning matches before it is too late. This tournament should mark our turning point.  We can only look at ourselves, get on with it and look to the future. We need to have a positive approach in all our matches. We can’t say we under pressure.

“We just need to play our normal game. Our position on the log is not good at all. But it’s not like we are playing badly. The thing is lucky has not been on our side but we are seeking the turning point starting with this match against Monomotapa.  Obviously it’s not going to be an easy game for us, but we really need to go out there and show that we are true fighters. They beat us in the league game but it’s now history and we are focused on the task at hand.

“We have quite a good side and we just need the starting point. As the defending champions of this cup, we are looking forward to reach the finals.”

The Mighty Bulls will be banking on the experience of such players as midfielder Clemence Matawu, who has acquitted himself well ever since he re-joined them after a stint in Poland.

They also have in their ranks Passmore Bernard, Dylan Chivandire, Douglas Walaza, Edward Tembo and Merciful Ncube, who can help them post an upset on any day.

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