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CHAPUNGU coach John Nyikadzino says his charges are buoyed by their draw on the opening weekend and hope to collect maximum points when they take on Black Rhinos at Rimuka tomorrow.The Gweru side announced their return into the Premiership after a six-year sabbatical in Division One with a bang by snatching a point in a goalless draw against Highlanders last week.

“We are motivated by the fact that we managed to hold Highlanders in our first Premiership match when we hosted them at Ascot last Saturday. I was impressed with the way we performed and hope to maintain our good form when we clash with Black Rhinos on Sunday.

“We are definitely going to collect maximum points on Sunday when we take on Black Rhinos,” he said.

The Airforce side would be banking on their striker, Calisto Maheya, and former Tripple B forward Maxwell Mavhuto who impressed in their draw against Bosso.

However, Black Rhinos have vowed to hand Chapungu their first defeat in this campaign.

Rhinos coach, Arthur Tutani, said his charges would not afford to be embarrassed in their backyard.

“I would like to warn Chapungu that this will not be an easy game for them. We want to collect maximum points so that we would not plunge into the same predicament that we were in last season when we spent the whole season fighting relegation.

“We would like to finish the season in a comfortable position. We are ready for Chapungu and we will give them our best shot. While we have lots of respect for Chapungu, we will not be intimidated by their impressive show during their pre-season matches,” he said.

Black Rhinos bagged their first three points of the 2014 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season when they beat Bantu Rovers at Luveve last Saturday.

Source : The Herald

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