City eye Ngezi Platinum Stars scalp

HARARE - Harare City coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube is hoping his team’s win against Tsholotsho last weekend will not prove to be a false dawn in their fight for survival in the Castle Lager Premiership.

Following back-to-back defeats at the hands of Bulawayo City (0-1), and ZPC Kariba (1-2) in their previous two matches, the Sunshine Boys bounced back to winning ways after beating Tsholotsho 2-1 at home last weekend.

The win put smiles on faces of their supporters while easing their relegation worries and tomorrow the Sunshine Boys descend on Baobab Stadium to face title aspirants Ngezi Platinum Stars, who are coming from a morale-sapping defeat at the hands of Shabanie Mine.

The Sunshine Boys sit 13th on the log table with 28 points after 24 rounds of action and Ncube feels the time has come for his side to pick maximum points.

“It is important that we win again against Ngezi Platinum Stars and lay a good foundation for consistency going forward,” Ncube told the Daily News.

“Confidence appears to be on the high and we are really looking forward to a good game. This is an important phase for us and we cannot keep on dropping points. We need to collect as many points as we can to ensure we are safe.”

On their match against Ngezi, Ncube is aware it will not be an easy tie especially at Baobab Stadium, where Tonderai Ndiraya’s charges are yet to lose a match this season.

“It’s going to be a tough match for us. We are coming against a well-assembled side currently doing well and they would be desperate for maximum points. But we equally want those points and we will have to work hard,” he said.

Ndiraya and his charges will be desperate for quick return to winning ways after that 1-0 defeat away to Shabanie Mine which pushed them to fourth place on the log table behind leaders Chicken Inn, Dynamos and FC Platinum.

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