We'll not go down – Tapera

GWERU - Shabanie Mine coach Jairos Tapera is confident that the Chinda Boys will not be relegated at the end of the 2014 Castle Premiership season.

The asbestos miners kept their survival hopes alive when they beat Highlanders 2-1 at Maglas Stadium over the weekend.

With just one game to go before the season ends, Shabanie occupy the last relegation slot with 35 points.

When the league resumes in two weeks’ time, the Zvishavane-based side will be away to relegation threatened Triangle, who are two points ahead of them.

“I think it’s now more of a psychological issue,” Tapera told the Daily News.

“Players need to believe in themselves. We are now in a tight situation and the chances of us surviving are 50-50.

“We did well against Highlanders and we want to take the same form into our last game against Triangle.

“I think that match against Triangle will be the best match in the Shabanie Mine football history. We need to believe in ourselves and do more. The good thing is the boys are determined to give their best.”

With just one game of the season remaining, no less than six clubs are jostling to avoid joining already relegated Chiredzi FC and Bantu Rovers.

Shabanie, Triangle, Black Rhinos, Chapungu, Buffaloes and Harare City all have reasons to be worried as they can face the chop on the last day of the season.

Four teams will face the chop at the end of the season and the enticing drama only goes to prove that the relegation battle is almost as exciting as the championship race, if not more.

Debutants Chiredzi were the first to sink when their maiden season came crashing with about six matches still to play for.

They were then followed by Bantu Rovers and now as the curtain comes down two other teams would fall by the wayside.

Comments (1)

Munangwarira maRef vaTapera. Takanzwa vaNtini vachibowa kuTriangle ikoko! kkkkkkk

True Makepekepe - 11 November 2014

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