CHICKEN Inn captain Clemence Matawu believes his side is still in the picture to win the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title and are targeting a perfect run in their last five matches starting with the clash against ZPC Kariba at Nyamhunga Stadium tomorrow.
BY FORTUNE MBELE
The industrious midfielder yesterday said with the way things are going in the title chase, it is possible for the GameCocks to land the championship this year.
“I am not one person who talks a lot, but just working hard on the field of play,” Matawu said. “The title is one thing that I don’t want to talk about, but with the way things look, it is possible for us to win it. Our objective remains unchanged from the beginning of the season; we want to win the championship. We just have to collect maximum points in all our remaining matches and see how it goes,” he said.
The GameCocks won the title in 2015 with Joey Antipas and had been on good grounding to nick their second title this year until they slipped in the second half of the season, surrendering the top spot when they went four successive matches without a win, losing three to Yadah, Caps United and Highlanders and a draw to Shabanie Mine.
Sitting on position four with 55 points, they closed the gap on log leaders FC Platinum to four points when they edged Harare City 2-1 last week at Luveve and are two points behind third-placed Ngezi Platinum and three behind Dynamos.
Chicken Inn hit the road to Kariba to face a side that has been struggling of late while title rivals Dynamos are also away to Ngezi Platinum at Baobab tomorrow. After ZPC Kariba, Chicken Inn host Tsholotsho, who frustrated Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum in their title quest, holding them in their own home grounds.
Chicken Inn then head to Baobab after Tsholotsho before returning home to entertain Chapungu.
Their last game is away to Dynamos.
The Sunday Chidzambwa-coached ZPC Kariba have been struggling, losing their last game to already relegated Bantu Rovers last week and have gone six matches without a win, with four defeats and two draws.
The power utility side last won at home against Harare City in August, but a top eight finish is still possible for ZPC Kariba who are on position eight on the log table with 40 points.