After Tsholotsho became the second team to be relegated from the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League on Friday, the development has sent shock waves to other teams still in the relegation mix.
With four teams facing the chop this season, Shabanie Mine and Hwange are the other two teams still occupying the other two relegation slots. The Chinda Boys are lying on position 15 while Hwange is on position 16.
However, Shabanie Technical Manager Taku Shariwa says he is aware of it hence the need to punch above their weight if they need to survive the dreaded chop.
“Its now imperative for us to punch above our weight in the remaining games and see what happens. Our next game is a must win for us and we are looking at it in a way that we need to win the game,” said Shariwa.
“Black Rhinos need the points to move closer to the apex while we’ll also be needing all the 3 points to drift away from the relegation zone. We can’t leave it late as it will be difficult for us. We just hope that we will start to win this tie and have a consecutive run of wins and see what happens at the end.”
The Zvishavane side play against Black Rhinos in a must win match this afternoon. Shabanie’s visits to Harare have not been that bad in terms of results. They beat fellow strugglers Yaddah 2-0 , drew 1-1 and 0-0 with the title aspirants Dynamos and reigning champions Caps United respectively. Their only loss in the capital was against Harare City.
Meanwhile Yadah will be involved in a tricky encounter against Bulawayo City. Both teams need nothing short of the maximum points as they also are in the relegation quagmire.