Cha­pungu itch for dou­ble over Bor­der Strikers

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AIR­MEN Cha­pungu will be hop­ing to com­plete a dou­ble over Bor­der Strikers when the two sides clash this af­ter­noon at As­cot Sta­dium in a Cas­tle Lager Pre­mier­ship en­counter.

“Waru Waru” edged the bor­der town out­fit 2–1 in the re­verse fix­ture at Dulivhadz­imu and would want to re­turn to win­ning ways after fail­ing to pick up max­i­mum points in the last two matches.

Cha­pungu blew up their three match win­ning streak at home a fort­night ago when they lost to ZPC Kariba 0-1 be­fore draw­ing 1–1 away to How Mine last week­end.

Coach John Nyikadzino said they are geared for the match and ex­pressed con­fi­dence of grab­bing the three points at stake this af­ter­noon.

He said: “It is go­ing to be a tough match be­cause this is the se­cond half of the sea­son and if you look at the ta­ble, Bor­der Strikers badly need the points to sur­vive rel­e­ga­tion and we are equally in a pre­car­i­ous po­si­tion.

“How­ever, we are pre­pared for the match. We have no in­jury wor­ries in camp and there is noth­ing which can stop us from col­lect­ing max­i­mum points.

Our strat­egy go­ing for­ward is to win all our home games and at least get a point away and I am con­fi­dent that at the end of the sea­son we will be in the top eight,” added Nyikadzino.

The air­men will be look­ing to Allen Tavar­wisa who has four goals to his name and Xolani Ncube for in­spi­ra­tion who has been their out­stand­ing player so far this sea­son.

How­ever, Bor­der Strikers would not be pushovers and judg­ing by their cur­rent form they will be out to spoil the party for the hosts.

Vavheneki men­tor Never Malunga still be­lieves there is still all to play for and are con­fi­dent of per­form­ing a Hou­dini act to sur­vive rel­e­ga­tion.

“There is still all to play for and we are not com­ing here for a hol­i­day and we are play­ing for max­i­mum points,” he said.In their last en­counter the bor­der town out­fit shocked Ngezi Plat­inum 2 – 0 at Dulivhadz­imu.

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it­self through its con­tacts to bring An­der­son to share with stu­dents and Zim­babwe athletics,” said Moyo.

Nust grad­u­ates are ex­pected to change the sport’s char­ac­ter and face in the next five years as they add a sci­en­tific ap­proach to it.

Former box­ing pro­moter and foot­ball play­ers’ man­ager Du­misani Mab­hena was also full of praise for the univer­sity.

“Our in­sti­tu­tions must take a lead­ing role in the pur­suance of ex­cel­lence.

Ex­po­sure to those that have been there or are there is what stu­dents need. It must not be the­ory but prac­ti­cal.

“We also have lo­cals Zenzo Moyo, Noel Kaseke, Heath Streak and Ben­jani Mwaruwari, their ex­pe­ri­ences as pro­fes­sional ath­letes must en­cour­age the sports sci­ence de­gree stu­dents to ex­cel, should they choose to be coaches,” said Mab­hena.

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