Rail­stars be­gin 2017 sea­son re­cruit­ment

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

failed to de­fend their crown against Archers, who set a record by win­ning all their games.

Charles Widzisa, the Rail­stars’ cap­tain, said his team, which faces Im­bizo Bar­racks in tonight’s game, have brought on board Zim­babwe School of Mines’ Simba Ne­gavi as part of their ef­forts to strengthen the side.

“This has been a tricky sea­son for us. We’ve al­ready started beefing up the squad be­cause we want to re­claim the ti­tle.

“We’ve brought in Ne­gavi to cre­ate com­pe­ti­tion within our squad.

“We’re also hop­ing to re­tain all our play­ers so that we have a for­mi­da­ble side that will chal­lenge for hon­ours next sea­son,” said Widzisa.

Archers were the only team to beat Rail­stars home and away this sea­son and Widzisa ex­pects his side to have an easy stroll over Im­bizo to­day. Rail­stars clob­bered Im­bizo 35-4 in the first round. “What we want is to end the sea­son strongly and show peo­ple that we will be back with a bang. We’re go­ing to Im­bizo with high hopes of com­plet­ing a dou­ble.

“My play­ers are all ea­ger to end the sea­son on a high note. Even though we know we’re go­ing to win, we ex­pect some chal­lenge from Im­bizo, who have im­proved and are eighth compared to their maiden sea­son last year when they fin­ished 15th.”

Fo­cus on tonight’s game will be on the quar­tet of cap­tain Sylvester Mudekwa, Pa­trick Zimidzi, Nd­abez­inhle Ng­wenya and Mgcini Nkala, who helped Rail­stars win the 2015 league ti­tle.

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