HOW Mine will be gunning for maximum points when they host Shabanie Mine in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League at Luveve Stadium tomorrow following a 2-1 defeat to Triangle in Chiredzi on Sunday.
The gold miners will also be seeking revenge from the former asbestos miners who beat them 2-0 at the Colliery in the reverse fixture.
How Mine have already claimed the scalps of giants Highlanders and recently beat Dynamos 1-0 in their last home match. Head coach Philani Mabhena is confident of a positive result against the Luke Masomere-coached Shabanie Mine.
“It is always difficult to play after losing a match because it dents the confidence of the players. We played under very difficult circumstances because of the referee, against Triangle. But I believe that we can post a good result against Shabanie. Everyone in our camp will be up for selection,” he said.
Mabhena said they will be releasing their new acquisitions today and the names of the players they are parting ways with.
Former Warriors goalkeeper Ephraim Mazarura is one of the players reported to be keen on joining the league debutants together with former Highlanders goalkeeper Ndodana Sibanda from Motlakase Power Dynamos in Botswana.
Masomere yesterday said he was expecting a tough encounter against How Mine.
“It is going to be a very difficult game because How Mine are a very good side. They have better material than us and they are a complete team in all departments. They lost their last league match to Triangle, so they would want to win tomorrow.
How Mine will want to win at home and they would do anything possible to achieve that, so it will be difficult for us. I am happy with our good start in the second round of the league because we got four points from the matches against Chicken Inn and Black Mambas,” he said.
Masomere said Tafadzwa Mombeshora, Pervington Zimunya and Caleb Masocha are nursing injuries.