We’re not going to do anyone a favour: Chiredzi


DOWN-AND-OUT Chiredzi are still defiant and have vowed that they are going to Hartsfield Rugby Grounds to beat How Mine tomorrow when the two sides meet in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match tomorrow.


Chiredzi, who have picked up a paltry 14 points from 25 games, with only three wins, five draws and 16 defeats, are at the bottom of the log standings where they have stayed for the better part of the season.

They look set to return to the Eastern Region Division One league if they will be able to sustain themselves after a tumultuous sojourn in top flight in the 2014 season.

Coach Gishon Ntini yesterday said Chiredzi would not be doing anyone a favour, a stern warning to How Mine who are steadily striding out of the relegation zone.

“We are coming there to make an impact. We are not going to do anyone a favour as we are a professional outfit,” Ntini said.

“Technically we have been relegated but we need to apply ourselves and they (How Mine) will have to be at their best. We have issues that have affected us and have we been playing good football but that is part of the game.”

Chiredzi lost 0-1 to Bantu Rovers in their last league game and before that failed to fulfil a fixture in Gweru against Chapungu after they arrived late in the Midlands without player licences and uniforms.

They lost three points to the Gweru side on a 3-0 scoreline.

How Mine on the hand, are coming from a 2-1 win at the Colliery against Hwange and coach Luke Masomere, who took over from Philani Ncube, has maintained that the gold miners will not be relegated. Masomere says he is building a team to compete in the Premier Soccer League next year.

After losing 3-0 to ZPC Kariba, How Mine held Caps United to a goalless draw in Harare, Chicken Inn to a 1-1 draw at Hartsfield Rugby Grounds and went on to beat Hwange.

After Chiredzi, How Mine are away to Shabanie before engaging Chapungu at home, Bantu Rovers and then heading to Harare for Dynamos.