MSC swan­song con­tin­ues

The Manica Post - - Sport - Bless­ing Rwizi Sports Cor­re­spon­dent

MUTARE Sports Club coach, Macken­zie Munetsi, be­lieves vis­i­tors, Old Mil­to­ni­ans, will have a good run for their money when the two sides clash in an In­ter­city League match to be played to­mor­row at Mutare Sports Club.

The on­go­ing In­ter­city League, for­merly Na­tional Rugby League, will see the two teams clash­ing for the first time since the be­gin­ning of the league. The match starts at 3.30pm. “Old Mil­to­ni­ans have al­ways been a tricky cus­tomer to The Lions. Just like any other team in the league, they are a good side, but we are fo­cus­ing more on our­selves than them. We want to give them a tor­rid time on Satur­day.

“Dis­ci­pline, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and stick­ing to the game plan have brought con­stant wins to MSC since the be­gin­ning of the league. Our boys are do­ing quite well and they have grown from be­ing groups into a team.

“They now know each other bet­ter and they are work­ing very hard to­wards the good of the team,” said Munetsi.

MSC romped to vic­tory against Old Harar­i­ans dur­ing last week­end’s round of league matches, with an out­stand­ing per­for­mance that brought them team back to their win­ning ways.

The 22-12 win against Old Harar­i­ans fol­lowed a mas­sive de­feat at the hands of Old Ge­or­gians on July 15 in Harare.

How­ever, the Shum­bas have so far lost two of the nine matches they have played so far.

Shum­bas’ first de­feat was against Harare Sports Club ( HSP) away in Harare.

One of the key play­ers, Ta­tenda Maunga, said: “We had great sup­port from rugby fans in the east­ern bor­der city and they seem to have been con­vinced that Mutare has a lot of un­tapped tal­ent in the game. We will teach Old Mil­to­ni­ans a les­son to­mor­row.”

In­ter­city League re­turned after Na­tional Rugby League abruptly stopped due to lack of fund­ing in 2014.

The In­ter­city League has 11 teams that in­clude MSC, Harare Sports Club ( HSC), Gweru Sports Club ( GSC), Old Mil­to­ni­ans ( OMS), Old Harar­i­ans ( OH), Old Ge­or­gians ( OGS), Old Jo­han­ni­ans ( OJS), High­landers for­merly Western Pan­thers ( WP), Mata­bele­land War­riors ( MW), Po­lice De­fend­ers ( PD) and Po­lice Bull­dogs ( PB).

The win­ners will par­tic­i­pate in the Gold Cup in South Africa on an in­vi­ta­tion ba­sis.

Mutare Sports Club ready to give vis­it­ing Old Mil­to­ni­ans a good run for their money to­mor­row

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