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STARBILL will be hoping to rediscover their winning formula when they take on Twalumba this afternoon in a World Navi Northern Region Division One soccer league tie at Rufaro.

After managing a 1-1 draw in their last encounter against Seven Flames, Starbill assistant coach Ikabort Masocha said they were looking forward to a better result today.

“In fact, we have prepared well enough to expect a good result. Also, we expect it to be an entertaining match.

“We are coming from a draw and they are coming from a win, we expect the game to be very tight.

“The league is proving to be very close competition is high, judging by the results we are getting. One thing I like about tomorrow’s game is that the two coaches are friends, so it’s going to be exciting in terms of the bragging rights,” said Masocha.

CAPS United legend Lloyd Chitembwe is in charge at Starbill, while his former assistant at the Green Machine, Wilson Mutekede, is head coach at Twalumba.

Masocha said they don’t want to lose a lot of ground in the race, having managed two wins, four draws and lost once game so far.

They are set to miss seasoned midfielder Ashley Rambanepasi after he was banned for two games for misconduct in their game against Gunners early this month.

The Starbill midfielder is said to have attacked Gunners midfielder Patrick Makuvaza, who had tackled him, before he charged towards the match official after having been red-carded.

The incident prompted the league executive to ban him for two games.

However, Starbill secretary general Kudakwashe Mugari said they were hoping for a lesser punishment considering that the player has already missed two games due to the red card.

“After serving two games, the league executive effected another two-game ban on him, with effect from next weekend.

“As Starbill, we are calling on the league management to reduce the ban to one game two games would be too harsh, considering the player has already missed two games because of the red card.

“The club also punished the player,” said Mugari.

While Starbill will be out for a win, it’s not going to be an easy task as Twalumba have of late found their winning touch.

Fixtures:

Today: Starbill v Twalumba (Rufaro).

Tomorrow: Commando Bullets v Royal Classic (Commando), Blue Swallows v Karoi United (Manyame), Mushowani Stars v ZRP Morris (Afdis), DC Academy v Ngezi Platinum (Tomlinson), Black Mambas v Bindura United (Morris Depot), Lake Harvest v Seven Flames (Chaminuka), Chegutu Pirates v Flame Lily (Chakari).

Sunday: Dstv Rangers v Gunners (Old Hararians).

Source : The Herald

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