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CHIREDZI FC coach Moses Chunga believes his side is fully charged up for the Castle Lager Premiership clash with Triangle United which he has described as an historic moment for the Lowveld community.

Chunga yesterday told The Herald that expectations are high as people from the two farming towns of Chiredzi and Triangle are set to witness their first Premiership derby this Sunday at Gibbo.

The match will also be beamed live on Supersport.

“The teams have played this derby in the past but it was at a much lower level. This, however, is going to be a historic moment since it is the first time ever that teams from this community clash in a Premier Soccer League match.

“It’s a first in this small town and it came as a result of a lot of sacrifice. The people here, I believe, have been waiting for such an occasion for a very long time and I am sure they are really looking forward to the day.

“It promises to be an exciting match,” said Chunga. Despite worries about the withdrawal of sponsorship from Tongaat Hulett, Chunga has managed to keep the team intact and has assembled a competitive outfit after bringing in a number of experienced players.

They have roped in former Warriors midfielder Rowan Nenzou, Brighton Pamhirwa, youthful winger Abel Gwatidzo, who played for Dynamos last season, and former Gunners livewire Tapiwa Dephistara, among their new signings.

Chunga has a good mixture of youth and experience in his squad.

Midfielder Munyaradzi Chiwara, who played for the national Under-20 team in 2012, scored their first goal last week when he put them in front against FC Platinum.

“I think we are ready for the game and people should not underrate us because we are here to compete.

“Our first game was okay but we couldn’t concentrate up to the end. It’s a continuous learning curve. In my view the boys did well because we played for about 70 minutes with 10 men after our goalkeeper was red carded.

Triangle are coached by Chunga’s former teammate at Dynamos, Biggie Zuze. They are now into their second year in the Premiership following a decent run under Gishon Ntini. Zuze now wants to see a change of fortunes.

Fixtures

Tomorrow

How Mine v Bantu Rovers (Luveve), FC Platinum v Hwange (Mandava, SS, 1pm), Harare City v CAPS United (Rufaro)

Sunday

Highlanders v Shabanie Mine (Barbourfields), Triangle v Chiredzi (Gibbo), Dynamos v ZPC Kariba (NSS), Black Rhinos v Chapungu (Rimuka), Buffaloes v Chicken Inn (Sakubva)

Source : The Herald

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