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GUNNERS have everything to play for when they battle against Twalumba this afternoon in the World Navi Northern Region Division One soccer league tie as they seek to stretch their lead. Currently leading by three points, a win for Gunners will be a welcome result as the championship race continues this weekend. Gunners coach Kudakwashe Masaraure said they were gunning for three points to consolidate their position.

“We believe all teams are equal in Division One, we are all the same. But as usual I don’t expect to lose. Looking at our position, we should win every game, it’s like a cup final.

“Our chances of winning are high but it’s like when you are playing people who are losing they have no pressure because they don’t have anything to lose but we have everything to lose.

“When you are on top every team targets to beat you and they will put more than 100 percent effort.

“So far we have no injuries. I think we have two suspensions on Gabriel Manzero and Jonathan Chitereki but their absence is not going to affect us because all our players are equally good,” said Masaraure.

While Gunners seem to be enjoying their campaign at the moment, their opponents have to really start looking for points although they have insisted that their main focus is development.

They slipped to 16th place last week after losing to Karoi United.

Twalumba have lost some key players, including Elisha Muroiwa, who has joined Dynamos in the Premiership.

However, coach Wilson Mutekede said they have the potential to turn the tables in their favour.

“We are preparing just like any other game. I think maybe as you are aware we are in the same league and in terms of potential we can hold our own. Of course, Gunners are having a good run.

“I think for any player who is serious about his career, this has to be viewed as an opportunity to get more game time.

“So they have responded well, as you know as a football family when you lose one member it affects the team but in terms of playing, it provides opportunity for more game time and to be seen,” said Mutekede.

Mutekede said he will be expecting a good performance from the whole team this afternoon in what promises to be an entertaining match.

“I am more concerned about performance and I expect a good performance. Results come as a result of good performance and I expect good individual performances culminating into a good team performance,” said Mutekede.

Fixtures

Today

Twalumba v Gunners (Dzivarasekwa), Bindura v Karoi (Chipadze), Ngezi Platinum v ZRP (Baobab), DC Academy v Flame Lilly (Tomlinson), Black Mambas v Mushowani (Morris), Starbill v Blue Swallows (Rufaro), Lake Harvest v DStv Rangers (Chaminuka), Chegutu Pirates v Commando (Pfupajena), Seven Flames v Royal Classic (Gwanzura).

Source : The Herald

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