Rovers target FC Platinum

MUTARE - Castle Lager Premiership log leaders should not expect any favours from relegation threatened Mutare City Rovers this afternoon, the municipal police side’s coach Taku Shariwa has warned.

Rovers travel to Mandava Stadium this afternoon high on confidence as they are unbeaten in the last four matches.

Shariwa’s side has picked up six points in the process to take their tally to 16 points and give their survival hopes a major boost.

Magusha have also banged in six goals in their last three matches which shows they are now a dangerous side upfront.

“We will play our game and they will only underestimate us at their own peril,” Shariwa said.

The municipal cops, who are having their maiden dance in the top flight, may be league minnows but have last tasted defeat more than a month ago away to Chapungu.

With a largely new squad from the one that began the season, Shariwa has shifted the side expansive game plan to a more effective brand.

“We are a completely different side now. Highlanders committed the mistake that when we drew with them or was a fluke,” he said.

Last weekend, Magusha threw away a three-goal lead to end up drawing with fellow league debutants Tsholotsho.

Shariwa believes his side learned a valuable lesson during that draw ad they will not repeat similar mistakes.

“It was disappointing to give up such a lead in 15 minutes but I'm glad it came this early,” said the former Hartley Academy coach.

“I used to tell them that the match is won in 90 minutes such that I didn't say anything when that happened. They learnt their lesson.”

With his side now picking up points on a regular basis Shariwa reckons they will avoid relegation come the end of the season.

“We will not be part of the relegation battle soon,” he said confidently.

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