PSL Round-up

GWERU - Highlanders’ newly-appointed assistant coach, Mark Mathe, believes PSL returnees Chapungu will be the team to watch this season.

After his side lost to the airmen in the semi-finals of the CG Msipa tournament over the weekend, Mathe said he was impressed by his opponents for the day.

“Chapungu may go a long way and possibly end this season in the top four. They have the mental strength. They seem to have the right players and I was impressed by their fighting spirit. They are a competitive side,” he said.

Chapungu knocked out the Bulawayo giants on penalties after the match ended in a goalless draw. The returnees are buoyed by an otherwise lethal strike force led by former Black Rhinos forward Brighton Mugoni and former Dynamos midfielder Timire Mamvura.

Another midfielder, Lovemore Mapuya, who scored the winning penalty against Bosso, has also been on terrific form. The side dismissed How Mine with a rugby 5-1 score line in another friendly match played a fortnight ago, yet another sign they really mean business.

“We have done well in the friendlies, but we will not read much into the results as we go forward into the league because that may lead to complacency. We want to ensure that Gweru enjoys PSL action for a longer time,” said Nyikadzino.

In their previous stint in the league, Chapungu produced a number of celebrated stars that include Kennedy Chihuri, Wellington Shangiwa, Nkulumo Donga, Nonhlanhla Moyo, the Muteji twins – Cain and Abel, Maxwell Dube, Innocent Chogugudza, Phillip Marufu, Dumisani Mufudze and Edmore Sibanda.

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