Chicken Inn head coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube said inactivity in the league could affect them as they travel to Harare for a date with Dynamos in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) match at Rufaro Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
However, the 2008 PSL Coach of the Year with Njube Sundowns, said Chicken Inn was not going to Harare to donate points and warned the Glamour Boys to be aware there were no small boys in the league.
“We have not been active for the past few weeks and that may affect us but we are not going there to donate points. As much as we respect Dynamos, they must know that there are no small clubs in the league,” Ncube said.
Chicken Inn were last active when they played Monomotapa in a goalless draw at Luveve Stadium on June 18, and the following week the league matches were postponed because of the BancABC Sup8r Cup quarter-finals that were held in the Midlands.
The games for the past weekend were disturbed by the Cosafa Women’s football championships which are underway in Harare after a last-minute pullout by Reunion.
Beefy said despite missing the services of defender Frank Mvula due to suspension, Chicken Inn are ready for Dynamos.
The award-winning coach said they would not be dwelling much on Dynamos’ boardroom squabbles arguing the Glamour Boys’ coach Lloyd Mutasa was too mature to be perturbed by the bickering.
“We have nothing to do with their (Dynamos) problems. Lloyd Mutasa is a mature coach and he knows how to psyche his players up amid the club’s problems. Their problems are not going to be an advantage to us. Unless they do not come for the match, their problems will not be to our advantage,” Beefy said.
“In a match, there are three results, you win, lose or you draw but we are looking forward to a positive result. So far the preparations for the match have been going on well except for Frank Mvula, who will miss the match due to suspension. Tendai Mukambi and Ephraim Mazarura are also out due to bereavements,” Ncube said.
The pandemonium at the Harare giants was that the board of directors had fired the Farai Munetsi-led executive ahead of the Orlando Pirates clash in the Ubuntu Calabash Charity Shield, which was played last Saturday at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg.
However, Munetsi insisted he is still chairman of the executive and was supported by board of directors chairman Richard Chiminya. DeMbare went on to beat the South African champions Orlando Pirates 1-0.
Before that, the Harare giants had beaten Caps United 1-0 in the Harare derby and they technically come into Wednesday’s match against Chicken Inn beaming with confidence.
Veteran Murape Murape scored for the Glamour Boys who pocketed R90 000 for the win at the Rand.