Gumbo con­fi­dent of win against Giants

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Allen Khu­malo Sports Reporter

CITY Knights bas­ket­ball team coach Stan­lake Gumbo has ex­pressed con­fi­dence in the abil­ity of his play­ers ahead of their clash with Giants at Khany­isile Sports Cen­tre today. Gumbo said morale was high in camp fol­low­ing their 81-33 vic­tory over Ostriches in their cy­cle four clash last week.

“I think when you play bas­ket­ball and any sport in gen­eral, you must have a lit­tle bit of cock­i­ness in you. You must have a lit­tle swag or you may as well not show up. So we use that, not as a front, but be­cause we know we can do it and we know the work we put in on the bas­ket­ball court and also off the bas­ket­ball court. So when you put in the work, that’s what you get – good re­sults,” said Gumbo.

City Knights are sev­enth on the league ta­ble with four points, while the Giants top the log with eight points and are yet to lose in the league.

Knights have not won against Giants in their last two en­coun­ters so they’ll be out to break that jinx when they trot onto the bas­ket­ball court this af­ter­noon. But Gumbo knows that beat­ing the ta­ble top­pers will not be easy as Giants have won their last four matches.

“They are a very ex­pe­ri­enced team and will use that to their ad­van­tage. They are at the top of the ta­ble for a rea­son, so we are hop­ing to score more and de­fend more.

The boys have pre­pared very well and we don’t have any in­juries. I am con­fi­dent they will come out vic­to­ri­ous,” Gumbo said. In the women’s cat­e­gory, An­gels will face­off with Lu­pane State Univer­sity (LSU). An­gels will be out to make up for last week’s 37-47 de­feat to Nust. — @khumza­llen.

Fe­male play­ers dur­ing a match

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