THERE will be no room for error for log leaders Harare City when they welcome Monomotapa at Rufaro Stadium in what promises to be an exciting Castle Lager Premier Soccer League encounter tomorrow.
The Sunshine Boys have 31 points and they lead a hugely congested log table which could have significant changes by the end of weekend fixtures.
If Harare City fail to collect maximum points in this match, they could find themselves on fourth position on Sunday evening.
This match promises to be exciting as it pits two teams who play a similar type of game, possession football.
Their last meeting three weeks back saw Harare City recovering from a goal down to net three times in a 12-minute goal blitz.
City coach Bigboy Mawiwi said his side would not be under any pressure to win this match.
In fact, he believes his side has “overachieved”.
“We have done pretty well so far, surpassing our targets and expectations. We are enjoying our season so far,” said Mawiwi.
Mawiwi is aware of the threat posed by Monomotapa.
“Monoz are a very consistent club with a very good technical bench. The last time we had to fight our way from behind and we would not want to take that route again, it was risky,” added Mawiwi.
Monoz coach Biggie Zuze, whose side has been enjoying a purple patch in recent matches, believes they have a big chance.
“We were not happy with the way the team collapsed in our last meeting. We lost concentration in that match, but we have corrected our mistakes and we have also told the players of the importance of this match,” said Zuze.
Both teams will miss crucial players for this match due to national team commitments, but Monoz welcome back Kuda Musharu, Ismael Lawe and Morgen Mungombe from suspension.
Harare City will be without first-choice goalkeeper Maxwell Nyamupangedengu and midfielder Silas Songani while Monoz will do without their talisman Ronald Chitiyo, who are all in Zambia for the Cosafa Cup.
Without Nyamupangedengu, Harare City are likely to call upon the services of veteran goalkeeper Muzondiwa Gonese.
Meanwhile, Dynamos are sweating over the fitness of four of their regular players ahead of their fixture against Buffaloes at Rufaro on Sunday.
Strikers Washington Pakamisa, Francesco Zekumbawira, Patrick Kumbula and midfielder Thomas Magorimbo did not train with the rest of the squad yesterday.
The league champions are already crippled going into this match as Devon Chafa and Ocean Mushure are on national duty.
Tripple B v Black Rhinos (Dulibadzimu), FC Platinum v Motor Action (Mandava), Monomotapa v Harare City (Rufaro)
Sunday: Shabanie Mine v Black Mambas (Maglas), Chicken Inn v Highlanders (Barbourfields), Triangle v How Mine (Gibbo), Dynamos v Buffaloes (Rufaro), Hwange v Caps United (Colliery).