Nust fo­cused on High­landers up­set

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - In­no­cent Kurira Sports Re­porter

NUST A men’s bas­ket­ball team coach Tatenda Mum­bengegwi is con­fi­dent in his team’s abil­i­ties ahead of their clash with High­landers at Khany­isile Sports Cen­tre to­mor­row.

Mum­bengegwi said morale was high in camp fol­low­ing their 61-50 vic­tory over LSU last week­end.

Nust A are sixth on the ta­ble with six points from four games, while High­landers are third with eight points from five games.

“I be­lieve we have bounced back to win­ning ways. We are look­ing for­ward to build­ing on the pos­i­tive re­sult from last week. We are con­fi­dent of vic­tory go­ing into this one. I have a very strong squad that plays with flu­id­ity and some ex­cit­ing fast pace.

“We will be hop­ing to use those strengths in our quest to get max­i­mum points. I have had a chance to watch High­landers; they are a good side, but we have a chance to beat them,” Mum­bengegwi said.

Nust A have a clean bill of health with all play­ers in­jury free ahead of the en­counter. They will be hop­ing key player Nh­lanhla Chirinda, who has been im­pres­sive this sea­son, leads them to vic­tory.

In other matches, an epic en­counter is on the cards when de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Gi­ants face ri­vals South­ern Mav­er­icks in a top of the ta­ble clash that is cer­tain to pro­duce some thrills and spills.

The women’s divi­sion will also see a po­ten­tially ex­plo­sive en­counter when South­ern Mav­er­icks face An­gels, who will be hop­ing to stun the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons.

League ac­tion be­gins today with Mav­er­icks women tak­ing on Bosso, while Nust B take on LSU. in­no­centski­zoe

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