Women Super League log leaders Black Rhinos will be aiming for nothing short of victory when they take on New Orleans at Raylton Sports Club on Saturday as they seek to consolidate their lead in the football league.
They have maintained an unbeaten record in the 16 matches they have played, winning 12 times and drawing four.
Rhinos coach Waddington Chinya-anya said they were aiming to continue with their impressive record.
“We are looking forward to a very tough game. But I am confident that we will get a good result against New Orleans. We have not been beaten so far and we are hoping to maintain our good record,” he said.
New Orleans coach Sithethelelwe “Kwinji” Sibanda said they were expecting a tough encounter against the log leaders.
“Black Rhinos are physical and have done so well in the league because they are unbeaten. But we are not going to be pushovers. We expect a tough match, but we are hoping to get a positive result,” she said.
New Orleans are fourth on the log table with 33 points in 17 games.
Sibanda has options in Tonderai Masango, Sicelo Dube and Abigail Tawanda in midfield. Defenders in the team are Maggie Moyo, Nobuhle Ncube, Melody Mikwandala and Mariah Mbewe.
Upfront they have Ntombiyelanga Ndlovu, Ntombiyenkosi Ncube, Nyasha Maroti and midfielder-cum-striker Sicelo Dube. New Orleans goalkeeper Portia Mukusha will want to keep a clean sheet.
Black Rhinos can rely on Process Chatsamwa, Rosemary Mukwena, Dorothy Mugari, Lorraine Handina, Progress Chatsamwa, Siphiwe Ncube, former Inline midfielder Viola Ndlovu and Tariro Makumbe.
In another match lined up for the day, Inline Academy host Cosa Guruve at Sikhulile Secondary School.