Stix chal­lenges his troops

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Takudzwa Chit­siga

RELAGATION-THREAT­ENED Black Rhi­nos head coach Stan­ford “Stix” M’tizwa has ral­lied his charges to turn on the power when they take on equally trou­bled Harare City in a Cas­tle Lager Pre­mier­ship match at Ru­faro this af­ter­noon.

The two Harare sides are in the murky waters of rel­e­ga­tion with only three games left be­fore the 2017 Cas­tle Lager Pre­mier Soc­cer League cur­tain comes down.

The army side will be ex­pect­ing to take their points tally to 41 if they win to­day’s en­counter while a win for their op­po­nents will move them to 38 points.

M’tizwa be­lieves their op­po­nents are rid­ing on their suc­cess in the Chibuku Su­per Cup and will be tough op­po­si­tion.

“We are fac­ing a team that is still cel­e­brat­ing their win in a Cup game so they are high on con­fi­dence but I be­lieve my team is ready for them,’’ said M’tizwa.

“The game is go­ing to be a tough one as we are all bat­tling rel­e­ga­tion but we are pre­pared for the game. We will throw ev­ery­thing at them as we can­not man­age to drop even a point at this stage.

“We need to start fight­ing rel­e­ga­tion and fin­ish strongly at the end of the sea­son. We have a sus­pended player in Tau­rai Chigudu but we have enough ar­se­nal as well.

“We have worked with our strik­ers who were wast­ing a lot of chances in front of goal. The play­ers have worked hard at train­ing.’’

Rhi­nos started the sea­son on a high, and even topped the cham­pi­onship race, but fal­tered along the way and sud­denly they are fight­ing rel­e­ga­tion.

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