Chicken Inn stalk Gunners


Two games and four points are good enough for Castle Lager Premier Soccer League debutantes Chicken Inn.

And as they prepare to face former champions Gunners this afternoon at Luveve Stadium, they will be seeking to maintain their 100 percent start to the season after drawing against Blue Ribbon (2-2) and beating Shabanie Mine 2-0.

The Philani Ncube and Adam Ndlovu-coached side sits pretty in second position with four points, tow behind leaders Caps United having outperformed all teams in the Southern Region. The mathematics of staying afloat for debutantes is not to lose at home.

Smarting from a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Monomotapa in Harare, Highlanders seek their second win of the season when they clash with Masvingo United at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

Bosso started of the season with a 3-0 pummeling of Shabanie Mine at Emagumeni two weeks ago but lost track in Harare last weekend and hope to find their winning ways once more when they meet Masvingo United.

Coach Mkhuphali “Cooper” Masuku said everything is in place and Graham Ncube, who had received a knock, was likely to play in Sunday’s clash.

“Everything is in order. We do not have any injuries in camp. Graham had received a knock but he is shaping up. I would like to urge the supporters to come in their numbers to support the boys,” Masuku said.

Highlanders have in their ranks Eric Mudzingwa, who has a knack for scoring important goals for the Bulawayo giants. Also in Highlanders’ in camp is forceful Njabulo Ncube, who was on target against Shabanie.

Masvingo United come to Barbourfields Stadium riding on the glory of having claimed the scalp of Hwange 2-1 at Mucheke Stadium last week. They have striker Douglas Zimbago, who last season flirted with Highlanders.

Another former Highlanders striker Takunda Mapara could be up against his former paymasters if picked up for Sunday’s match.

Pevington Zimunya, Innocent Taweni, Vengai and Partson Sinamai are also in Masvingo United’s camp.

Whipping boys Shabanie Mine are in for another hiding as they travel to Harare for a date with high-riding Caps United Rufaro Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Caps United have scored 10 goals in their first two matches in the 2011 season while Shabanie have lost all their two matches.

Hwange travel to Harare where they meet Kiglon at Gwanzura Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Chipangano lost Masvingo last week and their only joy is that Kiglon lost to Zimbabwe Saints last week.

Chikwata also travel to Harare where they clash with struggling police side Black Mambas on Sunday afternoon.

Mambas lost 2-0 to new boys Blue Ribbon last week, and that could be Zimbabwe Saints’ trump card.