Chicken Inn hope for better against Triangle


CHICKEN Inn hit the road heading to the Lowveld where they will take on Triangle in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) match at Gibbo Stadium on Sunday.

Fortune Mbele
Sports Reporter

The GameCox, coached by Joey Antipas have not lost at home thrashing Harare City 3-0 in their first league match at Luveve and on Easter Monday, they came from behind to settle for a 2-2 draw against FC Platinum at the same venue.

Chicken Inn lost 0-2 to Buffaloes away in Mutare and it has been a bag of mixed fortunes for the fast-foods outlet team on position eight on the log table with four points.

They will face Triangle, who have also won once, beating neighbours Chiredzi FC 3-1 at Gibbo, holding Hwange 1-1 at the Colliery on Sunday and losing 1-3 to Shabanie Mine at Maglas Stadium in their first match.

Triangles are just behind Chicken on the log table with four points.

Antipas yesterday said he was expecting a tough game against the Biggie Zuze-coached Triangle, but was hoping to do better in a match skipper Danny “Deco” Phiri will be doubtful due to injury.

“It’s another tight fixture against Triangle. We have not done badly so far and we are away hoping to do better. We will have to push ourselves to the maximum,” he said.

Chicken Inn have Mkhokheli Dube, Clemence Matawu, Tendai Mukambi, Thabani Goredema, Brian Mbiriri, Ishmael Lawe and the young Toto Banda.

Zuze said he was hoping that injured Nhamo Lameck would be back on his feet for the Sunday match, but said Courage Denias would still be out.

“We don’t expect much. We just hope for the best. We have a couple of injuries, but we hope by Saturday (tomorrow) we will be okay,” he said.

Tinei Chitora, Pascal Manhanga, Tichaona Chipunza, Felix Kuswatuka and Blessing Maziwisa are some of the faces at Triangle.

Meanwhile, PSL returnees Bantu Rovers, yet to play outside Bulawayo, will be home at Luveve Stadium tomorrow against fellow returnees Chapungu while How Mine entertain Shabanie Mine at Luveve this afternoon.

How Mine v Shabanie Mine (Luveve)

FC Platinum v Caps United (Mandava);
Black Rhinos v Chiredzi (Rimuka) SuperSport;
Bantu Rovers v Chapungu (Luveve)

Highlanders v Hwange (Barbourfields);
Triangle United V Chicken Inn (Gibbo);
Dynamos v Harare City (National Sports Stadium)
SuperSport; Buffaloes v ZPC Kariba (Sakubva)