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Struggling Black Rhinos, Mambas clash


BLACK Mambas and Black Rhinos have a lot in common. Not only do the two Castle Lager Premier League teams share the same prefix, but they are both uniformed forces sides.

Report by Henry Mhara

It doesn’t end there. They have both lost their last three league matches. Tomorrow, they meet at Morris Depot in a match whose significance cannot be overemphasised.

Rarely in recent history of the local league have the ninth game of a season be as important in the battle against relegation as this clash. There is, however, little getting past the fact that at this early stage in the campaign, this match is a must-win especially for the army side Rhinos, who are propping up the log table with a meagre six points.

Theirs has been a pitiful story so far. They are one of the three clubs, alongside How Mine and Chicken Inn, who have scored in each and every league match this season. It is at the back where they have a crisis.

They have conceded a massive 17 goals in eight matches, an average rate of two goals a game.

“We are losing concentration and conceding soft goals. We are working on those weaknesses,” said Rhinos assistant coach Matsika Ndega yesterday.

As for the Police outfit Mambas, the match against Rhinos represents a huge opportunity to redirect their season which started brightly, but have spectacularly collapsed.

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