Black Rhinos target perfect home run

Castle Lager Premier Soccer League returnees Black Rhinos are determined to have a good home record as they bid to avoid an immediate return to the second-tier division.

BY HENRY MHARA

The army side lost their opening match away to Ngezi Platinum before bouncing back with a victory over Chapungu at home a fortnight ago.
They welcome Bantu Rovers at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon, and ahead of that clash, coach, Stanford Mtizwa is hopeful of another good showing from his players in front of their supporters.

“Our main priority this season is to avoid relegation, and to do that, we have to have good results at home. We have to try and get maximum points in all our home matches,” he said.

“We are playing a side that was also promoted this season, so this is a chance for us to collect some points. It will not be easy though, but we will throw everything into it. We have to collect as many points as possible in the first round when teams are still trying to settle because we know it will be very difficult in the second round of matches.”

Rhinos were scheduled to play Dynamos last week, but the match was postponed because of the latter’s involvement in the Independence Trophy tournament.

“We were very disappointed that the match was cancelled. A game against Dynamos is what you look for when the fixtures are released and we were really looking forward to the match. We had worked hard and prepared enough for that match. We were hoping to get a good result, which could have boosted the team’s confidence going forward.”

Bantu Rovers are also going into the match with their tails up, following their 1-0 win over Triangle last week. Before that victory, they had lost their opening two matches, a 5-0 drubbing by Chicken Inn and a narrow 3-2 defeat at FC Platinum.

5 Responses to Black Rhinos target perfect home run

  1. Chadder April 21, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    Welcome Chipembere chadya mukonde I am happy as ever.My beloved Black Rhinos!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. NACIDO RICO April 21, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    Who are the players to look out for?
    I grew up supporting Black-Rhinos fc. Sometimes i used to go and watch Chipembere playing, and sometimes watching on ZTV, on Game of the week anchored by Admire Taderera.
    I liked the Rhinos team that had, Stix Mtizwa, Ndunduma, Maronga the bomber, Jerry Chidawa, manilo mtimba, Hamid Dhana, Portifar Munhenga, Ernest ‘mr cool’ Mutano, Japhet ‘short cat’ Mparutsa, Gift ‘shaft’ Makoni etc. I liked that team and still remember Rhinos beating Caps in Chibuku final. I would like to know whether Black Rhinos and ZBC have the video clips of that match when Black rhinos played Caps in Chibuku final in the 80s?
    Today, my prediction is Black rhinos: 2. Bantu: 1.
    The current Rhinos players should emulate the yester- Rhinos. Chipembere should stay forever in premier.

  3. Sir D.T April 21, 2017 at 11:55 am #

    Lincoln Saramaya is going to play a big role in their match and he will score deecisive Goal. He is a Player to watch this Season for Rhinos.

  4. NACIDO RICO April 21, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

    Ok. If i get ample time, i will come and see Black-Rhinos in action.

  5. NACIDO RICO April 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

    Local clubs should keep video clips of their matches for posterity just like what England clubs do.
    The yester-year video clips that i would love to see are those, when Black rhinos played Caps in Chibuku final as well as when Caps demolished dynamos 7-0.

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