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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Harare City battle for survival

By Anashe Murombedzi

HARARE City are hoping to turn their mathematical chance of surviving relegation into reality when they take on equally troubled Bulawayo City at Barbourfields Stadium this Saturday.

The Taurai Mangwiro-coached side are in trouble after their 1-all draw against Whawha at the weekend left them with only two gave to turn around their fortunes.

Now focus is on the Sunshine Boys’ next assignment against equally troubled Bulawayo City on Saturday, with a loss set to confirm the Harare side’s relegation from the top flight.

“So far so good, the boys are raring to go. We are playing against Bulawayo City on Saturday. It is a must-win and we will make sure that our chances of surviving are applied. We are trying to push hard to get the desired results but it will be difficult if the goals were not coming we hope we will finish on a higher note,” said Mangwiro.

A win on Saturday will however not be enough for Harare City, but will leave them to fight another day as their survival will depend on ZPC Kariba dropping points.

On the other side, their opponents Bulawayo City have brighter chances of stepping away from relegation as a win for them, coupled with a defeat for ZPC Kariba will see the two sides swapping positions.

Bulawayo City are two points behind ZPC Kariba with 33 points, while Harare City are on 29 points with two games remaining.

Meanwhile, this weekend’s action begins on Friday with a match between Yadah and Chicken Inn at the National Sports Stadium.

Matches continue on Saturday with CAPS United hosting Bulawayo Chiefs at the National Sports Stadium, Cranborne Bullets entertaining Tenax at Vengere Stadium, while Whawha welcomes Black Rhinos at Ascot Stadium.

On Sunday, Ngezi Platinum travel to Sakubva for a date with Manica Diamonds, Triangle United will host champions, FC Platinum at Gibbo Stadium, while Highlanders take on ZPC Kariba at Barbourfields Stadium.

The weekend’s action concludes with a Harare derby between Herentals and Dynamos at the National Sports Stadium.

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