Wounded Rhi­nos tar­get ZPC Kariba

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Te­dious Manyepo Sports Re­porter

PRE­MIER­SHIP re­turnees Black Rhi­nos be­lieve they can bounce back from their loss at the hands of Harare City and do well in their tricky away tie to ZPC Kariba at Nyamhunga to­mor­row.

The de­feat left Chauya Chipem­bere, who are hav­ing their best start to the sea­son since 1987, in third place on the ta­ble.

Club sec­re­tary-gen­eral Cam­ble Sit­hole said his team had the ca­pac­ity to bounce back strongly from their de­feat at the week­end.

“We are go­ing all out for a win against ZPC Kariba.

“We know that it is very dif­fi­cult to grind a win at Nyamhunga, but with the form that we are in, I know we are able to pick the max­i­mum points at their fortress.

“We are com­ing from a very dis­ap­point­ing de­feat at the hands of Harare City last week­end.

“We did not ap­proach that match the way we were sup­posed to.

“But that hap­pens in foot­ball and we do not want to blame our­selves or any­one.

“We are cur­rently con­cerned about the ZPC Kariba game and we want to show that last week’s de­feat was just a slip-up oth­er­wise we are ready to com­pete with the ti­tle con­tenders,” he said.

Rhi­nos are with­out their in­flu­en­tial cen­ter­back, Bruce Homora and right wing­back Jame­son Mukombwe who are in South Africa for the COSAFA Cas­tle Cup.

“Ob­vi­ously play­ing with­out some of your best play­ers is al­ways dif­fi­cult, but we have to be cog­nisant of the fact that the pair is rep­re­sent­ing our na­tional flag and that could be a plat­form for them to mar­ket them­selves.

“We have able re­place­ments such as Tendai Mu­gabe, who played the right­back po­si­tion last sea­son, is equally good while Homora’s un­der­study Shadreck Jimu is sea­soned enough,’’ said Sit­hole.

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