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CHEGUTU Pirates return to their Pfupajena home ground hunting for maximum points this afternoon when they take on Gunners in the World Navi Northern Region Division One soccer league.

Pirates were barred from using Pfupajena as their home ground for three matches as punishment for the violence that rocked their match against Mushowani in May.

They were ordered to play the three matches at Chakari and today they return to the familiar hunting ground needing nothing less than a win to move away from the relegation zone.

Pirates coach, Gipter Raiva, said they were happy to return home.

“We are happy to be returning to Pfupajena, we have got all our supporters there unlike in Chakari because some of our supporters could not travel to watch the games.

“It is a very good lesson knowing that they could not watch the team playing because they had to folk out money to travel to watch the games.

“There are some thugs who just want to disturb the matches but I am happy the executive has done well. They have their names and they won’t be allowed into our matches.

“There is a group of five hooligans and the executive has decided not to let them into the matches,” said Raiva.

Chegutu Pirates are currently second from the bottom and Raiva said they need to collect maximum points this afternoon.

Gunners have a good chance of gaining ground in the race as the top two teams in the league, Mushowani Stars and Bindura United cancel each other at Afdis.

Gunners coach, Kudakwashe Masaraure, said today’s game is crucial for them and will be looking for a positive result.

“I think the game between Mushowani and Bindura is an aantage to us because these are the top two teams clashing.

“If one drop points it will be an aantage to us if we win because the Chegutu game is a must-win for us. It’s the most important game for us game so far from all the games we have played.

“I think with God on our side and our father Prophet Magaya’s prayers I don’t see anything preventing us from winning,” said Masaraure.

Source : The Herald