An intriguing tie is lined up when a bruised Highlanders take on Abundant Life Christian Centre (ALCC) in a Southern Region Basketball league match at Bulawayo Club for the Disabled (BCD) tomorrow.
Highlanders are coming into the match on the back of a 66-52 defeat at the hands of log leaders Unicorns last week, their third loss of the season.
The second-placed Highlanders team, who have played 16 games so far and collected 29 points, will want to win the match to put pressure on the log leaders.
ALCC on the other hand, will be out for revenge on the team that beat them 75-65 in the reverse fixture late last year.
They are fourth on the log table with 25 points from 15 games.
However, it is Highlanders who look favourites to win the match and complete a double on their opponent as they boast some of the league’s star players such as Michael Zvoushe, Derrick Chiradza, Stewart Woods, Jordan Davies and Tawanda Mudzudza.
ALCC will, however, argue they also have arsenals of their own in Honest Nguruve, Moses Tigere and Crayton Moyo, who are capable of winning any match.
Third-placed Giants have a chance to pile pressure on Highlanders when they meet 6ers tomorrow.
Struggling 6ers registered their second victory of the season when they narrowly beat ZB Titans 42-37 last Saturday. They will have to contend with Giants players who include Walter Tayali, player coach Emmanuel Mukandi and Muchengeti Hamandishe.
In the last game lined up for tomorrow, fifth-placed Kings date sixth-positioned Oilers. Kings have 24 points from 15 games while Oilers are one rung down with 22 points from 16 games.
Garth Hussey, Liberty Nyathi and Olfie Dollie are Kings’ trumpcards while Oilers have on their books Ernie and reigning Top Schools Basketball Qualifiers Top Goalscorer Shadel Noble.
Oilers will then return to action on Saturday when they clash with Midlands State University (MSU).
MSU lost 67-55 to Unicorns in Gweru and a game against Oilers presents them with a chance to appease their fans.
MSU will then meet Highlanders later in the day.