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How Mine regroup ahead of the Seychelles trip

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HOW MINE regrouped yesterday to start preparing for the first round of the second leg of the Caf Confederation Cup tie against St Michel United at the Stade Linite in the Seychelles on Saturday.

FORTUNE MBELE
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After thumping the hapless islanders 5-1 on Saturday, How Mine started training for the second leg at Luveve Stadium yesterday with head coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube saying they need to go to the Seychelles and finish off St Michel.

Ncube said they would be going out guns blazing and hoping to sail through to the second round of the tournament against either Bayelsa of Nigeria or Konzo of the Democratic Republic of Congo who drew 0-0 on Friday in the first leg of the first round.

“What we need to do now is to go and finish them off in their own backyard. We are regrouping this afternoon (yesterday) at Luveve Stadium. After Saturday’s match, I have not received any reports from our doctors about any injuries and everybody looks fine,” Ncube said.

Warren Dube, who played both matches in the preliminary round against Chuoni FC of Zanzibar, missed out on Saturday’s tie due to injury.

After playing badly in the first half on Saturday, Ncube yesterday said he will be taking each game as it comes.

“Each game has a different approach, strategy, tactic and even personnel and we might be bringing changes into the team that played on Saturday,” Ncube said.

How Mine have scored the highest number of goals in the tournament in the last three matches, banging in 11 goals and former Monomotapa striker Kudakwashe Musharu has been on cloud nine, leading the scorers chart with five goals.

Musharu combined well with right linkman Thembani “Smaller” Masuku and Edmore Muzanenhamo on Saturday while young Emmanuel Mandiranga, who was influential in the preliminary round, did not click against St Michel.

Skipper Gilbert Banda, Brighton Dube were the new faces after missing out on the preliminaries as they had not secured travel documents.

Ncube did not want to say much about a possible qualification to the next stage of the tournament, where there will be stiffer competition against either Bayelsa or Konzo.

“We will only cross the bridge when we get to it,” Ncube said.

How Mine has vast experience in their squad that has Wonder Sithole, Menard Mupera, Nyasha Mukumbi, George Magariro, Herbert Dick and Blessing Sande that could see them measuring up for the challenge going into the stiffer stages of the tournament.

They are expected to fly out to the Seychelles on Thursday.

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