CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League side Buffaloes face a mammoth task in their bid to survive relegation as they take on ZPC Kariba at Sakubva Stadium today.
BY KENNETH NYANGANI
For the past two seasons, the army side have been surviving the chop on the last day of the campaign.
Buffeloes are currently occupying 13th position with 26 points from 27 games, just three points less than Tsholotsho who are lying on 12th position from the same number of matches.
The army side will be hoping that Tsholotsho will drop points against championship-chasing side Chicken Inn today at White City Stadium.
Buffaloes head coach Saul Chaminuka, who will be facing his former paymasters, yesterday said they were now used to fight relegation and was confident of avoiding the dreaded chop.
“We are used to such pressure. We will remain calm in our camp. We just need to focus on our remaining fixtures and we will see how it ends,’’ he said.
Buffaloes spokesperson Gladman Chimonyo said he was confident that they were going to avoid the chop, urging their supporters to come in their numbers to cheer up the boys.
“We are going to avoid the dreaded chop, but we know it won’t be easy. We have to win our home match against ZPC Kariba first, then we will see what we are going to do in our next matches,’’ he said.
Buffaloes will be hoping that attacking midfielder Roy Mwenga will be at his best, while former Warriors player Prosper Matizanadzo will provide the much-needed cover at the back.
Striker Jacob Muzokomba is expected to lead in the search for goals up front in this must-win encounter.
Buffaloes face Triangle and Dynamos in their last two matches, which as things stand, they need to win both.