Bantu Rovers seek elusive win


BANTU Rovers will be seeking a win when they take on ZPC Kariba in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Luveve Stadium this afternoon.


Rovers’ last win was against Chicken Inn when Proud Zireni scored a “hat-trick” — two for his side — and gave the GameCocks their consolation goal.

The Bulawayo side have won three of their matches and lost six with no draw.

Bantu Rovers, coached by former Warriors midfielder Methembe Ndlovu (pictured), have tried to make use of both their youthful and experienced players.

His young players that could be thrown into the fray include Denzel Khumalo, Bukhosi Sibanda and Tafadzwa Kutinyu.
Ndlovu said early this week that they would be looking for a win despite the fact that they would be playing a team that has not lost in the league.

He said the match would be a challenge for them and they had to concentrate on their strengths.

Former Highlanders forward Obadiah Tarumbwa has scored once. Fortune Ncube, who has been their most prolific goalpoacher, could be part of the team.

ZPC Kariba, on the other end, are in Bulawayo for the first time and are also hoping for three points.

Coach Saul Chaminuka said they would want to take the three points home “if Bantu Rovers let us”.

The former Caps United assistant coach has had a dream start in the league following his side’s promotion this season. Already they have dismissed defending champions Dynamos 1-0 and drawn 1-1 against Highlanders. In their nine outings, ZPC — who are placed fifth on the log — have drawn six times and won three times.

In their last match they came from two goals down to draw against How Mine in Harare. Chaminuka said he had watched Bantu rovers play against Caps United and had an idea of what they would throw at them.