Police outfit Black Mambas will continue their fight for survival in the Castle Premier Soccer League when they host struggling Kiglon Bird at Morris Depot on Wednesday afternoon.
Mambas are playing a catch-up game with other teams after their programme was interrupted following the bulk of their players taking part in the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Corporation Organisation games in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month.
John “Toto” Ncube’s side walloped Masvingo United 3-1 on their return on Saturday at Mucheke Stadium, a result that saw them leapfrogging Shabanie Mine to land on 12th position on the 16-team table with 24 points. Four teams will be relegated at the end of the season.
Wednesday, they will look to continue drifting away from the dreaded zone when they host a bottom-placed side that has collected a single point from the previous five matches.
Another win will see Mambas swapping positions with 11th-placed Masvingo United, who have 26 points.
The police outfit will be boosted by the return to action of their inspirational captain Lovemore “Thula” Mapuya and Innocent Nyoni.
The duo missed the trip to Mucheke due to suspension.
Ncube will again look to star midfielder Abbas Amidu to supply the goals. The Young Warriors player was in explosive form last week as he scored all the three goals that sank Masvingo.
Kiglon on the other hand have been having an awful season so far. They are trapped at the bottom of the log on 17 points with only nine rounds of games left to play in the season.
The Birds will be missing the services of coach Maxwell Jongwe who is with the Zimbabwe national women’s soccer team at the All-Africa Games which are underway in Mozambique.
Assistant Rodwell Dhlakama is expected to take charge today.