Wounded Chicken Inn travel to Harare where they clash with relegation-fighting Shooting Stars in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Gwanzura Stadium on Saturday.
The ambitious Bulawayo Premiership debutants last week lost 2-1 to Caps United after Evans Gwekwerere notched up a brace at Luveve Stadium.
It has not been rosy for coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube — five matches without a win and managing four draws and a loss.
Before the defeat by Makepekepe, Chicken Inn were held to a goalless draw by troubled Zimbabwe Saints at White City Stadium after they held Motor Action to a 1-1 draw in Harare.
They scored first in Harare through Evans Chikwaikwai, who also got the face-saver against Caps United.
The Drumstick Special Boys also played a 1-1 draw away to Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium.
They last tasted victory when they beat Hwange 2-0 at Luveve Stadium and have since plunged to position seven on the log table after enjoying the fourth rung on the ladder for the better part of the first half of the season.
On their website, Chicken Inn say they will not be pushovers against Shooting Stars, who held Highlanders to a 1-1 draw at Emagumeni.
They go into the match without captain Sikhumbuzo Banda out through suspension.
“The fact that Stars will be playing at home may push the tide in their favour, especially considering they managed to steal a draw against Bulawayo giants Highlanders in their last match, but the Gamecox will not be pushovers as a loss against the second last club on the log will be pure disaster.
Anyway, Stars have not been that ruthless at home as they have lost six times already this season. The Gamecox may want to take advantage of such piousness in the Stars’ defence to redeem themselves,” reads the website.
Shootings Stars have roped in coach Jostein Mathuthu as they seek to avoid the chop. They have in camp veteran Elliot Matsika, Eddie Mashiri, William Kupera and Tofireyi Sambo.