Harare City head coach Taurayi Mangwiro has taken a cautious approach ahead of his team’s much awaited game against struggling Bulawayo giants Highlanders.
The two teams clash today in week 22 of the Castle Lager Premiership with both teams desperate for maximum points.
The Harare City camp received a big boost ahead of the fixture with several key players who have been sidelined by injury will be available.
“I know Highlanders have had their problems but they remain a strong team and we are going to treat them as such. The last time we played them in Bulawayo,me dominated them but at the end of the day could not get the maximum points we desired.
“I do not like to go into details of that forgettable day as that is water under bridge. What is important is how we are going to play them on Saturday. We have prepared well and the week off during the national team break, has helped us a lot with injuries to our key players.
“James Jam, Tendai Samanja and David Kutyauripo are back from injury and are available for selection. Even Dickson has completed his suspension, so we have a full bouquet to choose from,” Mangwiro said.
He added that can come in handy in the final analysis. “It is always good to have your big hitters around all the time as that makes the job easier for everyone. Every coach wants that and I am not different from anybody”.
In the reverse fixture Highlanders edged City 1 nil through a late ‘controversial’ penalty. Highlanders will come in the pressure under pressure with new coaching staff in charge.
Cosmas Zulu and his lieutenants Amini Phiri will want to kick off in winning style and aid the Bosso sinking ship as the league marathon approaches the home stretch.