Shabanie Mine assistant coach Elvis Muuya says they will treat Blue Rangers with utmost respect when the two teams meet at Maglas Stadium tomorrow.
The asbestos miners have had a fair start to the season, starting by forcing a nil-all draw against highly-rated Caps United at home before beating new boys Quelaton 3-0 away.
Now they welcome Rangers, who awfully started their campaign with a 4-0 drubbing by Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium. But Muuya is refusing to read much into the Rangers loss.
“We have to psych our boys to guard against complacency and not underrate Blue Rangers because that is dangerous in football.
“Our players have to know Rangers are not in this league by default and should show much respect.
“They are here to compete and are just as good as Dynamos, Highlanders or Caps United,” said Muuya. We take each game as it comes, so right now all our focus is on Sunday’s (tomorrow) match.
Of course we are playing well, but we cannot start talking about winning the championship right now because there is still a long way to go. We just hope to continue playing some good football with good results,” he said.
Muuya was in charge of the team in yesterday’s practice session, as head coach Luke Masomere was attending a family bereavement.