The match could have a bearing on whether the Mighty Bulls can land the premiership crown again.
They are currently leading the league table with 44 points from 23 matches. They could win the league title for the second year running if they win their remaining seven matches, including Saturday's clash against CAPS United, and hold FC Platinum to a draw.
But they face a CAPS United still nursing the wounds of their painful elimination from the $1m Mbada Diamond Cup at the hands of arch rivals Dynamos.
Apart from facing CAPS United, Motor Action have another tough duel against Dynamos in one of their remaining matches. But if they manage to collect maximum points in these two games, they stand a realistic chance of successfully defending their title.
The mission starts on Saturday when they face CAPS United. Coach Joey Antipas admitted the match against CAPS would have a bearing on their title challenge.
"It's a massive game for us," said Antipas. "Beating CAPS United will give us confidence as we progress and it will be important points for us because we need to win all our remaining matches. CAPS have been eliminated from the Mbada Cup and they obviously want to revenge.
It's a tight race and we can not afford to lose a single game now," said Antipas.
United have undergone a major transformation since the appointment of Lloyd Chitembwe as head coach after the club decided to part ways with Maxwell Jongwe following a spate of dreadful results. His appointment appears to be working for them after managing victories over Highlanders and Kiglon and drawing against log leaders FC Platinum.
FIXTURES SATURDAY 01 OCTOBER 2011
Home Team Away Team Venue Kick-Off Time
Caps United FC Vs Motor Action FC National Sports Stadium 1500hrs
Blue Ribbon FC Vs FC Platinum Rufaro Stadium 1500hrs
Black Mambas FC Vs Highlanders FC Morris Depot Stadium 1500hrs
Gunners FC Vs Masvingo FC Larfarge Stadium 1500hrs
Shooting Stars FC Vs Hwange FC Gwanzura Stadium 1500hrsPost published in: Football