Pressure is on Highlanders - Antipas

HARARE - Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas says his team has no other choice but to win tomorrow’s clash against Highlanders in the NetOne EasyCall Cup final, insisting all the pressure is with their opponents.

The Gamecocks will troop into Barbourfields Stadium hoping to cap a fine season with a league and cup double, having already been confirmed the 2015 Castle Lager Premiership champions.

“We will play only to win on Sunday (tomorrow). Pressure is always there because we are chasing a double but I think it will be Highlanders who will be under more pressure,” Antipas told the Daily News.

“Highlanders’ fans will be putting pressure on their players to score early. By their standards, Highlanders had a poor season generally and they obviously want to win something to redeem themselves.

“But as for us, we need to beat Highlanders to win the double.”

The reigning Castle Lager Premiership Coach of the Year admits he has a few selection headaches in coming up with his first eleven as all his players are eager to go.

“I must confess that selecting the first eleven who will start on Sunday is giving myself and my assistants real headache.

“But this is a positive headache which at the end of the day will enable us to select only the best that will do the club proud with gusto,” Antipas said.

“Our preparations have been good and everyone is raring to go.”

The Gamecocks secured a final berth in the Easycall Cup after thumping CAPS United 3-0 in the semi-finals and will now meet Bulawayo giants Highlanders who beat Dynamos 2-1 in the other semi-final last weekend.

While the Gamecocks face a positive selection poser Highlanders, on the other hand, will be sweating to feel the gap of striker Obadiah Tarumbwa and defender Erick Mudzingwa who are both on suspension after accumulating two yellow cards in the quarter-final and semi-final ties.

Comments (1)

Go Highlanders go.Bosso is a big team and can never be over whelmed by the occasion. Chicken-inn is a small team. Ngenkani

J.Mpofu - 12 December 2015

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