ZPC Munyati coach Godfrey Tamirepi is unequivocal about his target this season as he is aiming for the Ruvimbo Funeral Central Region Soccer League title at the end of the season.
While most coaches are mum on their ambitions, Tamirepi, is clear on what he wants to achieve and has laid the foundation by assembling a team that is capable of accomplishing the mission.
“Just like any other club in the league, we are targeting the sole ticket to promotion into the premier league and nothing else,” Tamirepi said.
On Saturday Tamirepi has a tough hurdle to pass as he travels to Gweru to face last season’s runners up and one of the favourites for the title TelOne at Ascot stadium.
The former ZPC Kariba coach is aware of the pedigree of the opponent but is confident that his team is equal to the task at hand as they want a positive result to lay the foundation for their title challenge during the campaign.
“I really anticipate a tough encounter after both teams won their opening matches and going into the match, no team would want to loose so that alone would contribute to the stakes to be high.”
” In the previous matches TelOne scored two goals and didn’t concede,while we conceded two goals and scored five goals and this entails that defensively TelOne did well while offensively we did well, so going into this match if they are to win then they have to be good defensively,” Tamirepi added.
Stakes will be high in the match as TelOne stand in coach Rutherford Matondo also coached ZPC Munyati before. New TelOne signing Newman Sianchali nearly joined ZPC Munyati in the off season having trained with the club but switched to the Gweru based side on the last minute.
Some of the TelOne players, captain Sergio ‘Ballack’ Nyabinde and Brian ‘Zee’ Juru worked under Tamirepi at ZPC Kariba in the premier league. ZPC Munyati were very offensive in the first match scoring five goals in the 5-2 win over FC Platinum U19 while TelOne won 2-0 away to Blanket Mine. ZPC Munyati have brought into their ranks the likes of former Highlanders striker Toto Banda, former Hwange goalkeeper Takabva Mawaya, ex Triangle right back Tyler Mugoniwa and Bright Chayambuka who turned out for Harare City.
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