Blan­ket, Ton­gog­ara in tricky en­counter

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Love­more Zi­gara in Gweru

SEA­SONED cam­paigner and Blan­ket Mine goal poacher Sim­barashe Zimora has ral­lied his fel­low team­mates to come to the party as the side faces an­other tricky as­sign­ment when they host fourth placed Ton­gog­ara in a Zifa Cen­tral Soc­cer League en­counter at Blan­ket to­day.

Zimora has seen ac­tion with Mo­tor Ac­tion and Whawha in the topflight league.

The gold min­ers suf­fered a ma­jor set­back in their quest for a maiden Premier­ship ap­pear­ance in the topflight league when they went down 0–1 to Sha­banie Mine, a re­sult which saw them re­lin­quish­ing pole po­si­tion.

Zimora, who has been the lead­ing light at Blan­ket where he has net­ted over 12 goals, be­lieves his side has got the pedi­gree to pip Sha­banie Mine to the cham­pi­onship.

“We have worked hard all sea­son and if there is a God up there. I be­lieve he is watch­ing us and will guide us so that we win the cham­pi­onship. What we now need is to be­lieve in our­selves and put in that ex­tra ef­fort.

“The game against Ton­gog­ara is a tricky af­fair but we have pre­pared well for the en­counter. We are seek­ing noth­ing short of max­i­mum points so that we put the pres­sure on Sha­banie Mine and hope­fully they will slip up along the way,” said Zimora.

How­ever, with five rounds of matches to go, Ton­gog­ara, who are on fourth po­si­tion with 47 points, seven points adrift of log lead­ers Sha­banie, will still fancy their chances of win­ning the cham­pi­onship right from un­der their noses.

A win for Ton­gog­ara will re­duce the gap be­tween them and Blan­ket Mine to just two points and the sol­diers know that the bat­tle is still far from over. —

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