Shabanie Mine still believe

HARARE - Shabanie Mine are still confident they can escape the dreaded chop despite lying deep in the relegation zone with three games to go before the Castle Lager Premiership comes to an end.

The Chinda Boys are in 16th place on the log with 33 points and need to win all their remaining three games to secure their top flight status for next season.

Bantu Rovers and Tsholotsho have already been relegated with two more teams between Shabanie, Hwange, Yadah FC, Bulawayo City and Harare City still not safe from the chop.

However, the Chinda Boys technical manager Kuda Shariwa said they are hoping to be playing in the top flight next season despite their precarious position on the log table.

“We still believe, we still have faith and hope in our capabilities and we also know what is at stake for us and what we need to enhance our survival chances. But we promise that we will be in the PSL next season,” Shariwa said from his Zvishavane base.

Shariwa derives his confidence from the fact the remaining three matches, they still have to face Hwange and Yadah at home before travelling to Bulawayo to take on How Mine.

“Looking at the last three games...the fixture favours us,” Shariwa said.

“The first game after the break we are facing Hwange which will set the tone of what we want to achieve and if we amass three points we then look at the How Mine game and if we win or draw it will be a bonus and then the last match when we play Yadah we will know what is at stake for us.”

The Chinda Boys started the season on a good note by drawing with defending champions CAPS United 0-0 at Maglas Stadium before going on to beat Highlanders 1-0 at Barbourfields Stadium.

They were then under the guidance of Wilson Mtekede before he was appointed the Zimbabwe Football Association technical director.

After Mtekede’s departure, the Zvishavane-based side then appointed former Flame Lily and DC Academy coach Takesure Chiragwi to take over.

Shabanie were, however, bound to find it hard surviving in the top flight considering their limited financial resources.

The club is currently surviving on the benevolence of well-wishers due to the fact that the Shabanie and Mashaba Mine (SMM) is currently under judicial management since 2004.   

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