Masomere wary of Kiglon threat


Shabanie Mine coach Luke Masomere is wary of the threat posed by Kiglon after watching them dismantle Chicken Inn 3-1 in a Mbada Cup football match at Mucheke Stadium last Saturday.

Kiglon and Shabanie clash in a Castle Lager League match at Maglas Stadium on Sunday in a tricky relegation encounter.

The Chinda Boys are on position 13 on the log table with 24 points while Kiglon are second from the bottom with 21 points.

Kiglon went into the Mbada Cup game against Chicken Inn as underdogs, but humiliated the Bulawayo side through a Nelson Mazivisa brace and a goal by Last Chibwiro.

Chicken Inn had scored first through former Footballer of the Year Evans Chikwaikwai.

Masomere said they would cautiously approach the game.

“We expect a very tough game. I watched them play Chicken Inn in the Mbada Cup and they can cause an upset to any team as they are a good side,” he said.

However, Masomere was quick to point out they are gunning for maximum points despite the fact both sides are fighting relegation.

“Teams that are in relegation zone are very dangerous because it is a matter of life and death. We have to put our house in order as chances are running out. It is important that we be at our best against Kiglon as there might be no time to recover. We hope for a good result,” he said.

Kiglon coach Maxwell Takaendesa Jongwe said they face a daunting task as it is difficult to play Shabanie Mine at home.

“It is going to be a difficult assignment for us. It is always difficult to play Shabanie at Maglas. From what I have observed in our last games the chances of surviving relegation are still high,” he said.

In their last league outings, Shabanie Mine shared the spoils with rivals Masvingo United in a 2-2 draw while Kiglon collected maximum points winning 2-1 against Shooting Stars.

The experience of More Moyo might come in handy for Kiglon as they battle for survival.

Kiglon’s Chibwiro, Lawrence Mwashita and Moyo, are the options upfront and would be expecting that Mazivisa, Yves Ebabali and Brighton Pamhirwa win the midfield tussle.

The Chinda boys will look up to Caleb Masocha, Michael Mageja and Solomon Ndlovu.

They have experience in former Warriors defender Zvenyika Makonese, Rowan Nenzou, Welcome Ndiweni, Rodney Mware and Boniface Dimanji.

Elasto Bakacheza, Tafadzwa Mombeshora, Jonathan Chitereki, captain Simon Shoko and goalkeeper Roy Mazingi are also part of the Shabanie Mine team.