Chapungu still believe

GWERU - As the battle for survival gets fierce at the bottom of the Castle Premiership table, Chapungu coach Lloyd Nyikadzino is not losing any sleep.

The fight for survival has turned fierce at the bottom of the table with only three matches left before the season comes to an end.

So far, Chiredzi FC are the only team guaranteed of playing Division One football next season while a team as high as Highlanders in seventh place with 39 points can still go down.

Chapungu found themselves back firmly in the relegation mix after losing 2-3 to Bantu Rovers on Wednesday, their first home defeat of the season.

The Gweru-based Air Force of Zimbabwe side, is now on 11th place on the log with 33 points just two points ahead of Traingle, who occupy the last relegation slot.

However, Nyikadzino is unfazed by situation they find themselves in this late in the season.

“I can’t really say I am worried about the prospect of being relegated. In fact we are not even thinking of relegation,” Nyikadzino told the Daily News.

“Of course we are aware of the risk of keeping on dropping points. We need to quickly forget about the defeat against Bantu and regroup for our next match. What is important is how we will respond to this defeat in our next game.”

Nyikadzino added that they have already shifted their focus to their weekend’s match against How Mine in Bulawayo.

How Mine did themselves a huge favour after beating Shabanie Mine 3-1 to move out of the relegation zone and they would want to finish on a high as they seek to assemble a strong side for next season. 

“We have to look forward and we are now focusing on our match against How Mine. We need maximum points in our remaining matches otherwise we will complicate things for ourselves,” said Nyikadzino.

“I am confident we can still survive relegation but there is need for concentration.” 

Tomorrow
Harare City v ZPC Kariba (Rufaro SS), FC Platinum v Chicken Inn (Mandava)

Sunday
Buffaloes v CAPS United (Sakubva), Triangle v Hwange (Gibbo), Dynamos v Bantu Rovers (Rufaro, SS), Black Rhinos v Shabanie Mine (Rimuka), How Mine v Chapungu (Mandava)

Monday
Highlanders v Chiredzi FC (Hartsfield)

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