GWERU-based Castle Lager Premier Soccer League newcomers Whawha are confident ahead of their maiden top-flight dance against Caps United at Ascot Stadium on Sunday.
Chekerapasi, as Whawha are affectionately known, have been given a seemingly insurmountable task of hosting giants Caps United who look rejuvenated if their offseason business is anything to go by.
Chekerapasi will be boosted by the presence of technical department head Lloyd Mutasa who has vast experience at the highest level, given his time as Warriors assistant coach, head coach at FC Platinum and Dynamos.
“We have prepared adequately for the season and we as the technical department, are satisfied with our preparations,” Mutasa said.
“We have played against big teams in friendly matches and the boys have shown that they can withstand pressure at this level of the game. We are not under pressure to do any miracles this season, our objective is just to stay afloat and I am confident we will achieve that.
“We have a team of youngsters who are adapting very well to the way we want them to play. I am calling on all our supporters and the Gweru community to come in their numbers to support us and I can assure them we will make them proud on Sunday.”
Mutasa will be banking on talents of youngsters such as Albert Matewu, Khama Chidzero and Takudzwa Jukulile to sparkle in the premier league.
He has a handful of players with premier league experience like Shabanie Mine veterans Caleb Masocha and Michael Mageja, Roy Useni, Elias Makaka and former Dynamos understudy goalkeeper Mathew Urayayi.