Match Preview: Chicken Inn, Shabanie in make or break battle

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Chicken Inn will be out to keep their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title race alive when they face relegation candidates Shabanie Mine at Maglasi Stadium in Zvishavane this afternoon.

A win is must for Chicken Inn, if they are to remain in hunt for their 2nd title as they are now 5 points behind log leaders following a string of poor results.

Dynamos opened a three point lead over closest rivals Ngezi Platinum and FC Platinum to the top of the table. With six games to go, Dembare are just five wins away from reclaiming the title. Chicken Inn, on the other hand, have to pick maximum points to pose a challenge to the top and if they drop points today, they will have to count themselves out of the picture to win the silverware.

A win for Chicken Inn will take them to 54 points and two behind log leaders Dynamos.

While there is focus on the league’s front runners; worth to consider in the race are hurdles from teams fighting relegation. Relegation haunted Shabanie Mine who have picked a vein of form face a must win situation against the Bulawayo side Chicken Inn, to avoid cut off from Castle Lager Premier SoccerLeague.

A win for Shabanie Mine will see them coming out of the milky waters of relegation, throwing Harare City in it.

Unlike their opponents, Shabanie have picked up a vein of form winning matches while Chicken Inn remqin winless in three league matches and an elimination fro the Chibuku Super Cup. The home team will draw encoragement fro their legion of fans who have sttod for the team all season long.

Shabanie has proved to be a difficult team to beat at home, a hurdle Chicken Inn will have to negotiate. Only Bulawayo City, Highlanders and ZPC Kariba have won their matches at Maglasi this season.

The match will be broadcast live on Superspot.