Sha­banie Mine eye top spot

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Zi­gara Mid­lands Cor­re­spon­dent

SHA­BANIE Mine take their resur­gence to the bor­der town of Beit­bridge where they take on ZRP Beit­bridge in a Zifa Cen­tral Soc­cer League en­counter (CSL) at Dulivhadz­imu Sta­dium to­day.

The as­bestos min­ers are a point be­hind Blan­ket Mine who are at the top of the log af­ter amass­ing 36 points.

Buoyed by the spon­sor­ship by Zvisha­vane- based re­tail gi­ant Pote Hold­ings who have promised to pay win­ning bonuses for the next two games, the Chinda Boys are ex­pected to fight tooth and nail to col­lect max­i­mum points.

Blan­ket faces a rel­a­tively easy as­sign­ment when they play host to fel­low gold min­ers Jessie Mine at Blan­ket in a Gwanda derby.

The Chinda Boys will be hop­ing for a slip up of the log lead­ers and if that hap­pens and they beat ZRP Beit­bridge, they will be back at the top.

Tendai Chikuni, the Sha­banie Mine gaffer said it was im­per­a­tive for his charges to pick max­i­mum points in or­der to be within reach of the log lead­ers.

“I am happy with our per­for­mance so far in the sec­ond half of the sea­son. It is im­por­tant for us to carry the form so that we main­tain the pres­sure on Blan­ket. How­ever, we are not wor­ried about what they are do­ing but rather our fo­cus is to en­sure that we pick points in ev­ery game that we play and our match to­mor­row is no ex­cep­tion,” he said.

He also called for fair play fol­low­ing in­ci­dences of vi­o­lence and bad of­fi­ci­at­ing in past games.

“We want the best teams to be pro­moted and I hope that fans do not re­sort to vi­o­lence and I also pray that match of­fi­cials con­duct them­selves well in the spirit of fair play,” said Chikuni.

Else­where, fourth placed Ivan Hoe who are the dark horses in the pro­mo­tional race host FC Plat­inum Un­der 19 at Amaveni in a tricky en­counter. -@lavuzi­gara1

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