COULD Shabanie Mine stop Chicken Inn who have gone for six matches unbeaten when the two sides engage in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Maglas Stadium this afternoon?
Report by Sports Reporter
Chicken Inn are flying high after dispatching league leaders Highlanders at BF on Wednesday and will be hoping to continue with the fine run when they meet the Luke Masomere-coached Shabanie Mine, coming from a 2-0 away defeat to Black Mambas.
The GameCox could be tying up with Bosso on 29 points if they beat Shabanie Mine.
Masomere is upbeat that they could upstage the GameCox.
“We did not play well in Harare, but we will try our best tomorrow. We are not dead yet. We are okay.
“We lost once in four matches and I believe we are on the right track and will survive relegation,” Masomere said.
Shabanie Mine are coming from a 2-0 defeat to Black Mambas at Morris Depot on Wednesday after three straight wins going into the Premiership two-week break. The three wins saw the Shabanie Mine bosses keeping faith on coach Masomere, who had been tipped to join soldiers Buffaloes.
Before the midweek loss on the road and the break, the former asbestos miners were at home where they dismissed How Mine 2-0 with goals coming from Fungai Chirinda and Tafadzwa Mombeshora, to continue on their revival path.
Before that, they had dismissed Buffaloes 3-1 on their turf at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare on May 26.
Masomere heaped praises on the midfielder Chirinda.
“He (Chirinda) has been playing well. If an attacking midfielder is scoring regularly, it means that he is among the best,” Masomere said.
The outspoken Shabanie Mine mentor welcomes back Masocha from suspension and defender Pardon Marima, who has been nursing an injury.
Shabanie Mine are on position 10 on the log standings and will face bubbling Chicken Inn hovering and rubbing shoulders with top teams, Highlanders, Harare City, Platinum and Caps United with 26 points, three behind the league pacesetters Bosso.
Today: Shabanie Mine v Chicken Inn (Maglas), Triangle United v Black Mambas (Gibbo), Dynamos v How Mine (Rufaro), Hwange v Harare City (Colliery)