BLUE Rangers coach Partson Ndabambi believes his side can still survive relegation if they remain focused on their last four games. They troop to Bulawayo for a date with Chicken Inn at Luveve Stadium today.
By the Sports Reporter
Rangers are fresh from a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Motor Action last Saturday and will be hoping to start collecting maximum points for them to remain in the Castle Lager Premiership.
Ndabambi yesterday said: “We are just going to Bulawayo to compete and after that we will know if we are surviving or not.
But the chances are still there and the destiny is in our own hands. We just have to continue picking up maximum points. The onus is on us and the chances are bright. We just have to remain focused. Morale is high in camp and everbody is looking forward to that match,” Ndabambi said.
Blue Rangers are in the relegation zone, lying on position 13 with 24 points. They take on Chicken Inn who are fighting to end the season in the top four.
Chicken Inn, on position four, drew 1-1 with FC Platinum in their last match at Mandava, leaving third-placed Monomotapa to open a four-point lead after the Harare side accounted for Black Mambas in a 3-2 win.
The Adam Ndlovu-coached-team need to win their last four games against Rangers, relegated Quelaton, Caps United and Gunners to maintain that position.
Ndlovu believed the match against Blue Rangers would be one of the toughest.
“Teams that are fighting relegation are always a danger and there is a chance my boys might relax because these guys are coming from a 5-0 defeat. But this is a very crucial match and I have made the boys aware of that. Rangers are not coming down to donate any points,” Ndlovu said.
Hebert Dick is out with a red card, while Lenience Mpofu, Moodley Njeleza, Canaan Nkomo and Ntokozo Tshuma have been ruled out due to injury.