Chicken Inn look to maintain form

Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas

DESPITE their fine run in the league, Chicken Inn could be in for a tough match when they face relegation-threatened Triangle in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer league tie at Hartsfield Rugby GroundsStadium.


Chicken Inn have collected 10 points from a possible 12 in their last four league outings while Triangle have collected three points in their last four games and remain in the relegation zone.

Both teams are coming from wins as Chicken Inn beat Highlanders 1-0 while the visitors got a crucial 2-1 victory over Caps United at Gibbo Stadium on Sunday.

The match could be tricky as the GameCocks are eyeing a top-four finish. They are also targeting qualifying for the Mbada Diamonds Cup.

Focus will be on Triangle as they have roped in former Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu as technical advisor to help them steer the team from relegation.

Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas said they were happy with their performance so far.

“We are happy that we have found the rhythm at the right time,” he said.

“We are a united group and we are a happy family. However, there is still a lot of work to be done in the last four games. It will be a tough game because Triangle are fighting a relegation. We are not going to take this game lightly. We need to put up a good show.”

Antipas said Danny Phiri was a doubtful starter while George Majika could feature in today’s match.

Majika grabbed the solitary goal for Chicken Inn, but was later substituted when he picked up an injury during the match.

Triangle assistant coach Lovemore Dzoro said they were confident following their win over Caps United.

“Chicken Inn are playing very well at the moment,” he said.

“We beat Caps United on Sunday so we are very confident. The win was a big motivation to our boys. We need the points because we are in the relegation zone.”

But their efforts could be undone by the absence of Nelson Meson, Blessing Chimwamuchere and Jimmy Dzingai, through injury.