Mhofu plots ambush

HARARE - ZPC Kariba coach, Sunday “Mhofu” Chidzambwa, who has endured a difficult spell at the club, has finally found his voice and is confident of upsetting log leaders, Chicken Inn, in Bulawayo on Saturday.

The former Dynamos and Warriors coach had not won a match in the first six league games he had been in charge of Kariba.

The veteran coach finally registered his first win over fellow strugglers, WhaWha at Nyamhunga Stadium two weeks ago.

Chidzambwa feels the WhaWha win was a huge boost and could signal the beginning of their rise on the log table. The power company team is sitting on 11th place on the log table with 21 points and a defeat could see them sink deeper into mucky waters of relegation.

Only four points separate ZPC Kariba with bottom-placed Dongo Sawmills.

“We have to find ways of reducing the gap with those who are above us. We must approach our next fixtures with the idea of overcoming the differences between the teams,” Chidzambwa told the Daily News yesterday.

“We have been working hard and I am glad we are getting there. We collected our first set of full points in our last game since I joined the club. While that game is now history I think it will go a long way in boosting our confidence.

“We still have nine matches before the season ends and we are not worried with our position on the table log as yet.”

Chidzambwa acknowledges Chicken Inn are playing well under the tutelage of his former Warriors assistant Joey Antipas and predicts a difficult game.


“They are the log leaders and it’s not going to be easy. We all want to win and we search for a way to triumph and thus realise our fans’ and players’ dreams. We have to deal with whatever disadvantage we have.

“We are going to Luveve with only one thing in mind to win the match. But like I said it will take hard work from everyone to achieve that,” said Chidzambwa.

Chicken Inn are among the teams tipped to wrestle the title from Dynamos who have dominated the league in the past four years.

The Gamecocks underlined their intentions with a 3-2 win over Highlanders in their last match.

While it is still too early to say the smart money is on them to win the title, the consistency and fluency they have shown up to this stage where the season has reached the home stretch, make them genuine contenders.

Antipas is reaping the rewards of sticking with the same club where his philosophy has been embraced by his players who play for him and the team.

Results speak for ability and he remains very much on course for the coveted title which, for the past four years, has been part of the bountiful Dynamos cabinet.

Fixtures

Saturday: Harare City  v Highlanders (Rufaro Stadium), Chicken Inn  v ZPC Kariba (Luveve Stadium), FC Platinum v Dynamos (Mandava Stadium), Flame Lily v Hwange (Lafarge Stadium)

Sunday: WhaWha v Triangle United (Ascot Stadium), Dongo Sawmills v Chapungu (Vengere Stadium), CAPS United v Buffaloes (National Sports Stadium), Tsholotsho v How Mine (White City Stadium)

Comments (9)

There is nothing new , original ,striking or inspiring in what this seasoned coach is gushing out . Such simplistic statements from our coaches day in day out makes our football boooooooowooooorring. Itaiwo sa Mourhino who always find something new to say. We are going to Luveve with only one thing in mind to win the match. But like I said it will take hard work from everyone to achieve that,” said Chidzambwa

Amai Mandigona - 12 September 2015

Taura hako Amai Mandigona/ra

My Prophecy - 12 September 2015

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