NEW boys Tsholotsho and Dongo Sawmill clash at White City Stadium in Bulawayo this afternoon in a battle of teams that have experienced contrasting starts to life in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.
BY SAKHELENI NXUMALO
On one hand, hosts Tsholotsho have seen their impressive start that began with an opening day victory over Harare City degenerate into a series of losses which has resulted in Iziqholo zeZhwane sliding to fourth from bottom on the log.
Bottom of the log Dongo Sawmill on the other hand are still searching for their first win in the top-flight league with all their three points coming from draws.
Tsholotsho head coach Lizwe Sweswe told NewsDay Sport that his charges had to get their campaign back on track and a win against Dongo was a must.
“We have been going through a lean spell and desperately need to collect maximum points against Dongo Sawmill,” he said.
“The failure to find the net has been our biggest downfall because the boys have been playing well and hopefully the floodgates will open soon.”
Tsholotsho have since their entry into the top-flight been playing well structured football that, however, lacks bite upfront as they are the lowest scoring side with a mere four goals from the nine matches played so far.
Dongo Sawmill coach Shadreck Mugurasave expressed optimism that his charges would pick up their first full set of points.
“As you are aware we have not won any games in the PSL and we aim to register maximum points against Tsholotsho.
“This is not to say that we are targeting them as we have been preparing like we always do, but the feeling is that it is high time we recorded a win in the top-flight,” Mugurasave.
The visitors will be missing the services of suspended Kelvin Katandika while Tsholotsho will be at full strength.