Mangwiro wary of resurgent ZPC Kariba

HARARE - Harare City coach Taurai Mangwiro has predicted “a very difficult, close game” in the Chibuku Super Cup semi-final tie against ZPC Kariba at Mandava Stadium tomorrow.

Buoyed by their 5-0 win over Triangle in the quarter-final clash, City are hoping to follow that with another fine performance that could see them book a place in the country’s richest knockout tournament.

And while Mangwiro is praying for a good performance as was in the quarter-finals he however, acknowledged the quality of the opposition they are coming up against.

“They have been on a revival and posted some decent results recently. They also beat us in the league the last time we met at Nyamhunga,” said Mangwiro.

“They will definitely come into the game with high confidence. But we have done our homework. We hope to turn things around this time.

“It will not be easy though. Remember it’s a cup game and by nature, current form generally doesn’t count in matches like these.

“We know that Kariba are a team with high quality and it will be a very hard, close game.

“But we also want to play in the final and we will do all we can to achieve that feat. It will be great to finish the season on the high. So we are looking forward to the game and everyone is focused on the task at hand.

Mangwiro says the choice of venue is also a big plus for the players.

“The PSL must be congratulated for choosing Mandava Stadium as the venue. It’s a neutral venue and the pitch is very good.”

ZPC Kariba are on a revival path, following a poor string of results since Sunday Chidzambwa took over from Saul Chaminuka and they are desperate to make a statement.

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