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UNSTOPPABLE Gunners will be out to stretch their lead in the World Navi Northern Region Division One soccer league when they clash with stubborn Seven Flames at Lafarge today.

Gunners, who took the lead in the championship race last week, are eager to maintain their position.

But it’s not going to be an easy encounter as Seven Flames have become a tricky side beating some of the g teams in the league.

They pulled a shocker when they beat Mushowani 1-0 and held Flame Lilly to a goalless draw although they had been going through a rough patch.

Gunners have managed to collect full points in the past three matches and coach, Kudakwashe Masaraure, said nothing will stop them from winning today’s tie.

“We are in one league, so we are all the same. We don’t underrate any team. Seven Flames have not lost to any of the big teams.

“But in our preparations we don’t see anything stopping us from winning.

“It’s a must-win game. Mushowani and Bindura have been on top and for us to maintain the pole position we have to win tomorrow’s (today) game because if we lose and Bindura win they will be back on top.

“And it won’t give a good picture because if we want to win the championship we have to maintain the position,” said Masaraure.

Gunners are a franchise owned by Prophet Walter Magaya who has been urging his church members to support the team.

Magaya says his dream is to create a unique religious team that could become the biggest football club in the country.

Seven Flames will be looking for a positive result as they seek to climb up the ladder.

In other matches set for today Blue Swallows date Black Mambas after missing last week’s game against DC Academy because of suspected food poisoning that affected the team.

Swallows’ coach, Tapera Maruta, said his players have fully recovered and they were ready for today’s game.

“I think all the players are fine now. As usual when you are preparing for the game you prepare to win.

“I will be missing the services of my first-choice goalkeeper, Chamunorwa Kawondera, because he is not feeling well.

“But the replacement is just as good, we have to trust everyone in the team.

“It’s going to be a tight match because they are a very g side and experienced but football these days is dynamic.

“It changes, if we take our chances we can come out victors. It’s all about taking chances,” said Maruta.

Fixtures

Today: Commando v Lake Harvest (Commando), Dstv Rangers v Starbill (Old Hararians), Blue Swallows v Black Mambas (Manyame), Mushowani v DC Academy (Afdis), Flame Lilly v Ngezi Platinum (Chikurubi), ZRP Morris v Bindura (Morris), Karoi United v Twalumba (Chikangwe), Gunners v Seven Flames (Lafarge), Chegutu v Royal Classic (Pfupajena).

Source : The Herald

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