HWANGE coach Bigboy Mawiwi is confident that his squad will progress to the next round when they clash with Yadah in a Chibuku Super Cup preliminary round fixture at Mandava Stadium today.

Both sides meet for the first time in the Chibuku tournament having shared spoils in their first meeting in the Premiership.

In an interview with Newsday, the former Harare City coach said his squad will be cautious in today’s game to ensure they win despite having indifferent performances in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League so far this season.

“It’s a cup game and everyone wants to win but we are prepared and confident of a win. It’s a must for us to progress to the next round because we need to prove ourselves at all costs,” Mawiwi said.

“We are looking forward to win though we know that we are playing against a tricky side, but I must say the boys are playing well and all is set for the next game. We need to score goals and show our prowess.

“We respect Yadah because they are a strong side especially coming from a victory over Premier League log leaders Chicken Inn.”

Chipangano are looking forward to setting up a date with Chicken Inn if they beat Yadah.

Hwange will be without Gilbert Zulu, Obert Moyo and Mostafu Ncube due to injury but that is not worrying Mawiwi.

On the other hand Yadah Stars interim coach Thomas Ruzive is hopeful that his squad will make a mark in their maiden appearance in the Chibuku Super Cup.