BY FORTUNE MBELE
BULAWAYO Chiefs coach Nilton Terroso does not know what to expect from their next opponents Tenax ahead of the two teams’ Castle Lager Premier Soccer match at Luveve Stadium this afternoon.
The Ninjas are coming from a 2-1 defeat to Chicken Inn at Luveve last Saturday, a week after they dismissed reigning champions FC Platinum at the same venue, a result that sent shivers in the spines of many a clubs.
The ambitious club has been touted as an emerging giant and one team to watch this season.
It was Bulawayo Chiefs’ first defeat in four games.
However, going into today’s clash, Chiefs’ Portuguese gaffer says he knows a little about their guests, especially with most matches not getting broadcast.
“I don’t know much of Tenax as I would like.
I rely on the competence and the confidence of the remaining coaches who have known these players and have been working in this league for many years.
That information is invaluable in terms of when we are going to play against a team,” Terroso said.
He added: “We have a general idea because we watched them when they played Chicken Inn on Saturday before we played FC Platinum.
Of course, they lost to Chicken Inn, but they beat Bulawayo City last weekend, so we don’t know about their style of play.
It is more about us and what we have to do.
We need to approach the game with caution because we need to collect maximum points at the end.”
Bulawayo Chiefs seem to have become a force to reckon with in the league, bringing in some of the best players in the league into their fold, among them Kelvin Madzongwe, Kevin Moyo, Perfect Chikwende and Obriel Chirinda.
Chirinda created two chances against his former masters Chicken Inn, but Chiefs could not convert.
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