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NESBERT Saruchera is excited to lead his newboys Flame Lily in their first test away to Chicken Inn when the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League kicks off this weekend. The former Black Rhinos gaffer helped the side gain promotion from the Northern Region Division One after beating tight competition from former PSL champions Gunners and Mushowani Stars.

Saruchera yesterday told The Herald that he was leading a bunch of largely unknown players after maintaining faith in the players who won the second tier championship.

“We are ready for the matches and everyone is excited to play our first Premiership match this weekend.

“Of course, it’s not going to be easy against a team like Chicken Inn but we will give it our best shot.

“We will try by all means to give a good show so that we get a positive start to the season, which is very important. I think we have done enough in terms of preparations.

“We have played a number of friendly games to get the boys in shape and I think we are getting up there in terms of fitness.

“But those are just preparatory matches, they don’t usually give you the exact position of where you are. So we are looking forward to our first game,” said Saruchera.

Fellow Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services side Whawha will be at home when they host CAPS United at Ascot on Sunday.

Whawha are under the tutelage of former Warriors forward Luke Petros and ex-DeMbare player and coach, Lloyd Mutasa.

Harrison said some of his key players like Moses Muchenje, Rodreck Mutuma and returning veteran forward Leonard Tsipa were battling for fitness.

“We are looking forward to next weekend, it’s the kick-off. That’s what we are here for, it’s business. We will have a g side,” said Harrison.

Their opponents Whawha had a quiet pre-season.

The Midlands side did not go for big players to beef up but their technical aisor Mutasa, who took time to watch Makepekepe in action against Dynamos at the weekend, remains positive.

Champions Dynamos will start the title defence when they host Buffaloes at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday.

The Harare giants have won the title in the last four years.

Harare City will warm the stage against Tsholotsho Pirates in the first official match of the season at Rufaro on Friday.

Source : The Herald