Battle of the bottom buddies

Struggling Zvishavane side, Shabanie Mine will tomorrow host ailing air force side Chapungu at Maglas in a battle of strugglers as both sides hope to breathe life into their campaigns following a string of poor results.


Both sides have had similar misfortunes and could be fretting about their futures in the topflight.

Shabanie Mine last tasted victory on their opening match of the season against Triangle at Mandava and since then the cash strapped outfit has gone for 10 games without a win.

They have amassed a meagre nine points out of 11 matches, which is sure to give Takesure Chiragwi and his lieutenants’ sleepless nights.

Just like Shabanie Mine, the airmen on the other hand have collected just nine points out of 11 games and are separated by goal difference with Shabanie.

The air force sides are second from bottom and will be hoping to take advantage of a team that has been also struggling to reach its potential.

Shabanie Mine coach, Chiragwi, insists his side will rise from the ashes and maintain their position in the topflight league.

“We have not been producing the results we desired, but we never lose hope because soon we will rise,”said Chiragwi.

“We are playing against a team that has also been struggling but we cannot underestimate them because of that.

“We are hoping for the best since we will be playing at home. Every game comes with a different challenge. We have been playing well in our previous games though we haven’t been winning but with the preparations we had so far, I think we are ready to do well against Chapungu.”

The Chinda Boys lost their last encounter to Bulawayo City and will be hoping to record their first victory at the favourite hunting ground.

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