An epic battle is in the offing in the National Women’s Football Super League when log leaders Black Rhinos clash against Inline Academy at Barham Green Sports Club in Bulawayo Saturday.
Rhinos are on top of the log table because of a superior goal difference, but both teams are tied at 16 points.
The hosts have 14 goals while Black Rhinos have been lethal upfront scoring a massive 30 goals.
Rhinos coach Waddington Thomas Chinyan’anya yesterday told NewsDay Sport that they were geared up for the game.
“We are expecting a very tough game against Inline Academy. They have the same number of points as us because they have also been playing well. It is our first competitive game against them, but we are ready for the challenge,” he said.
He, however, said both teams have an equal chance of winning the game.
“The players that utilise their scoring chances will carry the day for either Black Rhinos or Inline Academy. We, however, expect fair play as well as good officiating from the referees,” he said.
Inline Academy coach Shadreck Mlauzi said the match was important because it was going to determine the potential league title winners.
“It is going to be a big match for us. We feel that it will determine the destiny of the league title. Title pretenders and title contenders will be revealed tomorrow (today), “ he said.
Black Rhinos will be missing the services of Talent Mandaza, Patience Mujuru and Kudakwashe Basopo who are part of the Mighty Warriors team who were booted out of the All-Africa Games team after the 2-1 loss to Ghana on Thursday.
The hosts will be without the Mighty Warriors trio of striker Rudo Neshamba, Nobuhle Majika and Samukelisiwe Zulu.