CHAPUNGU will be hoping to maintain their imperious form when they host Flame Lily in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Ascot this afternoon.
BY MUKUDZEI CHINGWERE
The army side started the campaign as a team of ridicule without scoring a goal in their opening three league fixtures, but coach John Nyikadzino has managed to transform the side to become the team of the moment.
Waru Waru are yet to taste defeat in their last seven league encounters with a commendable five wins and two draws which has propelled them to fourth place on the log standings.
Such good run of form has put Nyikadzino on the front foot for the coach of the month award, but the former is rather focusing on guiding his side to another league fixture triumph against Flame Lily.
“We are confident of keeping up the momentum and hopeful of getting maximum points at home. We are not worried about anything else, but just to continue improving our team.
“They (Flame Lily) are a good side, but we are confident of winning the match at home,” he said. Nyikadzino said the team success owes a lot to the stability of the team and the executive’s faith in his tactical acumen.
“We started the season badly because we were still trying some combinations, the combinations are now working out and the results are coming. We are not yet at the level we want to be, but we are fast getting there.
“The executive showed a lot of faith in our technical department during the difficult period of the season, they kept faith in us and we are now paying back.
“Our sponsors have helped us a lot with financial assistance that has motivated the players and we are really grateful,” said Nyikadzino.
On the other hand, Flame Lily have amassed a paltry nine points in 10 matches and will hoping to start collecting points before it is too late.