How Mine coach Kelvin Kaindu is concerned about the state of Ascot stadium ahead of their clash against Chapungu in the Chibuku Super Cup quarter final Saturday.
Located on the plain flat lands in Ascot suburb in Gweru, Kaindu feels the stadium is too open to winds blowing on-field affecting the flow of play.
“It’s a difficult pitch to play on because there is always this wind that blows in one direction. This makes it hard for football,” said Kaindu.
“We want to win the cup because it gives us an easy passage into Africa. To play in the champions league you have to play 34 games and win most of the games better than others but in this one you only need to win four times. We have prepared hard for this match because Chapungu are no push overs.”
Chikurupati are back at Ascot stadium after seeing off Bantu Rovers 2-1 at the same venue in the first round late last month.
However, How Mine are still to get a win at the stadium against Chapungu and they only got their first ever win in the tie in a league encounter early this season in Bulawayo.
The Bulawayo side along with Caps United and Harare City are among the favourites to win the cup after giants Dynamos, Highlanders, FC Platinum and holders Ngezi Platinum fell by the wayside.