BY MAGRETH RUZVIDZO
Black Rhinos coach Herbert Maruwa is confident that his side will get a positive result when they clash against Chicken Inn at Luveve Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday.
The army side played to a goalless draw against defending champions FC Platinum last week and will have to produce another gallant performance against one of the league favourites.
The GameCocks were also held to a goalless draw by Harare City last week.
“I’m confident we will get a positive result when playing Chicken Inn. The boys are raring to go,” Maruwa said.
“I’m happy with the progress of the team. The boys are pushing hard and there is a lot of improvement in the team, it’s still work in progress.”
Maruwa was left cursing his luck after his side took turns to miss chances against FC Platinum.
“We played well against FC Platinum, now we just need to convert the chances we have been creating, “Maruwa said.
Chicken Inn, on the other hand, were lucky to come out with a point in their last encounter.
The 2015 league champions are expecting another tough ride against the army team.
“Our game versus Black Rhinos is another massive challenge. We have to be on our toes,” Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas said.
“Our performance has been good, no complaints so far. We have an amazing team spirit which is very important for us going forward. We just have to keep working hard and being positive.”
“Our game versus Harare City was a major challenge. If they can maintain that performance then we will be one of the teams to beat. They put us under relentless pressure and we managed to hold out for a point.”
Chicken Inn is desperately in need of a win to reclaim the top position on the log which they lost to Manica Diamonds last week. The two teams, however, have the same number of points. Two other teams, Dynamos and Triangle are on 13 points and are applying pressure.
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