BY TERRY MADYAUTA
WHAWHA FC gaffer Luke Petros believes that his topflight newcomers will not be pushovers when football finally resumes with a cup tournament that will be the curtain raiser to the season proper next month.
The prison wardens started training on Tuesday after over a year of inactivity and Petros is impressed with his players’ mentality and commitment.
The Gweru-based side’s previous flirtation in the top-flight in the 2015 then under the tutelage of Lloyd Mutasa, also a former Dynamos coach, was disastrous as they were turned into a punching bag and eventually dropped to the second tier league.
Petros is not looking much into their minnows’ status and believes that his side can hold its own and go on to win the tournament spoils.
“I can assure our fans that WhaWha FC will be a force to reckon with this season. We will fight tooth and nail with our boys and finish the season on a respectable position,” he said.
“Of course, we don’t have a good history in the Premier Soccer League, but we are going to change that this time around.
“The good thing is that we are all coming from a long lay off, so we will have to deal with the challenges. Whoever succeeds is the best at dealing with difficult situations.”
Petros is banking on the experience of veteran midfielder Edmore Muzanenhamo, who spent the last two seasons at Chapungu.
Muzanenhamo, a former Highlanders linkman, said: “As players, we are raring to go and I can safely say the boys are geared up and ready for the battles and also the moral in the camp is very high.”
Meanwhile, the wardens lost the services of Lameck Nhamo and Simon Shoko who returned to their parent club, FC Platinum, following the expiry of their loan deals last year.
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