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Harare City take on Chapungu in Gweru

Looking to build on Monday's win against Bantu Rovers ... City coach Bigboy Mawiwi

19/06/2014 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
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HARARE City will look to continue their revival on Friday when they clash with Chapungu United at Ascot Stadium in Gweru.

After finishing third last season, City were rocked by leadership wrangles at the start of the season and lost seven games in a row before beating Black Rhinos, Triangle and Bantu Rovers and drawing one match.

They have moved from 16th on the log and are now 13th with 10 points and face a Chapungu side that is yet to lose to at home this season.

Among some of their victims, Chapungu count Dynamos (1-0), How Mine (2-1), Caps United (3-0) while Highlanders managed a draw.

Chapungu coach John Nyikadzino is of the opinion that if they can’t win away from home, then no team will win at Ascot.

“We have a very bad record away from home and so we need to make sure that we win all the games at home.

“We have our supporters behind us and I am sure we will get maximum points tomorrow (Friday),” the Chapungu coach said.

City boss Bigboy Mawiwi said theirs was work in progress and would take each game as it comes.

“We are slowly regaining out confidence and the goals are coming. You saw how we played on Monday; I think we are in the right direction. I have always said we will come right very soon,” Mawiwi said.

On Monday, they hammered Bantu Rovers 4-1 with goals from Agripa Murimba, scoring twice, Crybert Muvuti and Phineas Bamusi.

But the effects of playing on a Monday and travelling for an away match three days could also have a telling effect on City.

Super brace ... Agrippa Murimba scored twice for City against Bantu Rovers


FRIDAY: Chapungu FC Vs Harare City FC (Ascot Stadium 1500hrs)

SATURDAY: Bantu Rovers FC Vs Buffaloes FC (Luveve Stadium 1500hrs), Chiredzi FC Vs Caps United FC (Chishamiso Stadium 1500hrs), Black Rhinos FC Vs Triangle United FC (Rimuka Stadium 1500hrs)

SUNDAY: Dynamos FC Vs Highlanders FC (National Sports Stadium 1500hrs), Hwange FC Vs Chicken Inn FC (Colliery Stadium 1500hrs), How Mine FC Vs FC Platinum (Luveve Stadium 1500hrs), Shabanie Mine FC Vs ZPC Kariba FC (Maglas Stadium 1500hrs)


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