Rhinos seek Chibuku solace

HARARE - Following their stuttering performance in the Castle Premiership, Black Rhinos will be looking for redemption in the Chibuku Super Cup semi-finals where they face FC Platinum.

The two teams clash in the first semi-final this Saturday at Rufaro Stadium.

Chauya Chipembere have had a very difficult season thus far in the league and currently sit in the relegation zone, on third position from the bottom of the log standing with 27 points from 25 games.

Black Rhinos assistant coach Paul Nyama believes that a win against FC Platinum will boost their moral in their battle to keep their Premiership status.

“We are currently preparing for this game, this match is very important to us as you know we are fighting for relegation,” Nyama told the Daily News yesterday.

“I think if we manage to beat FC Platinum on Saturday our spirits will be lifted and our fight for survival will be easy.

“Everyone in the team knows the importance of winning this match from the technical bench to the players so we are going to work hard.

“Although we know that the game will not be easy, FC Platinum are playing well and they have a good coach Norman Mapeza but we need to win this game for our fans.

“Our aim is to reach the finals we need to have something to smile on the end of the season.”

Rhinos have lost their previous three league matches and Nyama is concerned about his side’s lack of creativity upfront.

“We need to improve on our scoring we also need to have some bit of creativity in the midfield these are the main areas we need to work on in preparation of our weekend game,” he said.

The former Chauya Chipembere midfielder believes his side still has the chance to survive the chop this season.

“I think we need to win at least our three home games, if you look at the log standings many teams are still in the relegation fight and as for us our hopes are still high,” he said.

The One Commando-based soldiers sailed through to the last four of the Chibuku Super Cup after beating Triangle 4-0 in the quarter-finals.

FC Platinum are coming into this match high on confidence after beating Harare City 2-0 last weekend.

Since Norman Mapeza took over the platinum miners they have gradually grown into formidable side.

Chibuku Super Cup semi-final fixtures:

Saturday: FC Platinum v Black Rhinos (Rufaro, SS)

Sunday: Highlanders v Harare City (Rufaro, SS)

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