Shariwa takes aim at How Mine

MUTARE - Relegation-threatened Mutare City Rovers’ coach Taku Shariwa is confident of kick-starting their survival campaign when they travel to Luveve Stadium to face How Mine tomorrow.

Rovers find themselves in lowly 14th place on the log with a paltry 21 points with five games to go before the season comes to an end.  

How Mine are also in the relegation mix and their coach Kelvin Kaindu has attributed his side’s slump to an ageing squad.

Shariwa, however, remains pragmatic as he admits that their relegation battle will not be easy as they need to win all the remaining five matches and hopes other teams above them slip up.

“How Mine are a formidable side with a competent and experienced coach and can beat just about any team on any day but we are hoping that we find them in a frame of mind that will aid our cause,” Shariwa said.

“It’s puzzling how they are languishing near the relegation zone but we will not read much into that and give it our best.

“We still have some challenging fixtures and we will do our best to take as many points as we can but we are confident that come the end of the season we will still be in the top flight league,” he said.

“We need a positive result and hope we will get it. We are hoping for a good Bulawayo afternoon.”

Magusha still have to play against Dynamos (away), Ngezi Platinum (away), Border Strikers (home) and Harare City (home) after tomorrow’s trip to Luveve.

In their last league outing last month, Magusha earned a point in the goalless draw at home against ZPC Kariba.

“The spirit is high and we have a clean bill of health — no injuries or suspensions, so we are hoping for the best,” Shariwa said.

With only two sides going down this season, Shariwa is getting hope from the fact Tsholotsho, who occupy the last relegation slot, have a tough run-in.

Lizwe Sweswe’s side still have to go away to Ngezi Platinum and Highlanders while they have home matches against FC Platinum, Chapungu and Bulawayo City.

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