|Chaminuka warns Hardbody|
|Friday, 13 July 2012 07:10|
BUFFALOES' gaffer, Saul Chaminuka, wants his charges to collect all the six points against struggling newboys, Hardbody in the back-to-back Castle Lager Premiership mid-season fixtures. Watungwa Watungwa take on Hardbody at Ascot Stadium in Gweru on Sunday, before the two teams clash once again at Sakubva Stadium the following weekend as the domestic Premiership reaches the halfway mark.
And the former Masvingo United coach is hoping that his team's unbeaten run will extend to 10 matches when they take on Hardbody in the next two assignments of the Mutare army side.
Buffaloes surprised even themselves following a fine run that has seen them suffering defeat in three matches only and maintaining an eight match unbeaten run so far this season.
In an interview early this week, Chaminuka said although they were not underestimating the Gweru-based side, Buffaloes would be out for outright victories home and away.
Chaminuka said his team would be missing the services of injured playmaker, Roy "Apama" Mwenga.
"I am happy with the way things are going for the team. We are collecting points almost in every match and that is good for us. However, I know the next two matches will be quite tricky being back-to-back fixtures. Any serious team will not want to lose both matches.
"It is against this background that we are putting our house in order so that we make sure we collect maximum points in both matches. We are not looking down upon Hardbody, but we just want to play our usual game and hope that we end up collecting all the six points and we are capable of doing that.
"The only challenge is that Roy Mwenga is likely not to be available because of injury. There are other guys who got some minor knocks in the previous match, but I hope they will make it in time," said Chaminuka.
In their recent match against FC Platinum, referee, Batsirai Muchenje, hogged the limelight for the wrong reasons when his highly questionable decisions almost spoilt an entertaining encounter.
The nervy Harare match official, who seemed to be on a mission to frustrate the hosts from the onset, made a number of dubious decisions much to the disappointment of the more than 2 000 fans who watched the encounter.
The Mutare army side enjoyed the lion's share of ball possession and was the first to find the net early in the 15th minute after midfielder, Never Musvipa taped home in a goalmouth melee.
The Zvishavane side equalised in the 70th minute when former Motor Action player, Allan Gahadzikwa, capitalised on sloppy defending from Buffaloes and sent a volley that gave Buffaloes goalkeeper, Bere no chance.