PREMIERSHIP new boys Tripple B embark on one of their longest trips in the Castle Lager Premiership as they seek a double over bruised Buffaloes at Sakubva Stadium on Saturday.
Under coach Peter Manoti, the Beitbridge-based club have found a new vein of form since parting ways with Friday Phiri. They have made a leap from the basement of the standings to position 14 above troubled Motor Action and Black Rhinos.
In the last match, they beat the army-side Buffaloes 4-2 at Dulibadzimu Stadium in the border town on June 22 and are definitely looking forward to carry on from where they left, to steer away from relegation going into the second round of the season.
Tripple B will be banking on Aleck Marime, who scored a hat-trick in the reverse fixture on June 22, although without defender Ephraim Mwinga, out on suspension.
They meet Buffaloes who also parted ways with Saul Chaminuka, replaced by Timothy Masachi. Buffaloes are smarting from a 2-0 defeat to Dynamos, who knocked them out of the BancABC Sup8r Cup after they had lost 4-2 to Tripple B in Beitbridge.
Their major undoing could be the absence of skipper Prosper Matizanadzo due to suspension, but have Philip Chandisaita, among other players to bank on. They also have Tawanda
Mareya, Roy Mwenga, Never Musvipa and Jacob Muzokomba in their fold.
Tomorrow: Chicken Inn v Shabanie Mine (Luveve)
Saturday: Black Mambas v Triangle (Morris Depot), How Mine v Dynamos (Luveve), Harare City v Hwange (Rufaro)
Sunday: Buffaloes v Tripple B (Sakubva), Black Rhinos v FC Platinum (Rimuka), Motor Action v Monomotapa (Motor Action), Highlanders v Caps United (Barbourfields)