The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League will wrap up this Saturday and Shabanie Mine and Hwange are just within a three point gap above the relegation zone.
The Chinda Boys will face Yadah at Maglas while Chipangano will travel to north to face ZPC Kariba. Tomorrow’s games will decide their destinations and they both need maximum points to survive relegation.
Soccer24 have come up with few reasons the two teams will play in the top flight league next year.
Hwange and Shabanie have been in relegation zone for some time but recently defied the odds and moved out of relegation zone. The recent form of both teams shows their capability to change the game in their favour. Hwange have registered four victories from last seven matches while they lost one game. On the other hand, Shabanie are in a four match undefeated run.
Bulawayo City, Harare City’s recent poor performances
Bulawayo City and Harare City are the other two teams fighting to survive relegation. Their recent poor form is an advantage and present a big chance to Shabanie Mine and Hwange. The Sunshine Boys have only picked one point in last five league matches while Amakhosi lost three of their last four. It will be a huge mountain to climb for the Municipality owned teams to win tomorrow considering their latest records.
The coaches always find the way
Bigboy Mawiwi and Takesure Chiragwi are two coaches who always try to find an answer to the problems. During Chibuku Super Cup semi final match, Shabanie lost 3-1 to How Mine in Buluwayo. Three weeks later, the Chinda Boys travelled to the city again and they beat How Mine 3-2. Hwange suffered a blow in match-day 32 when they lost 1-0 to Shabanie in Zvishavane but they came back in the following round and beat Harare City 2-0. No several changes were made to the squads which played in previous games. This shows how both coaches take time to plan something out.
It’s an open secrete that Hwange and Shabanie Mine are used to this relegation battles unlike Bulawayo City and Harare City who started playing in the premiership few years ago. They know how to fight for survival. When the technical team and players say “we will survive”, it’s always wise to listen to them because they understand their chances.