Chunga, Ntini in emotional clash

Enock Muchinjo


IF you do not believe in myth, you may need to rethink after taking a look at this scenario.

Fordson Kabole’s first match in charge as Caps United coach was against Black Rhinos. United were walloped 3-0, attacking midfielder Lazarus M

uhoni being the chief destroyer for the army side.

Then Kabole resigned — or was fired.

In came former Zimbabwe captain Moses Chunga. His first match in charge last weekend was against none other that Black Rhinos. Result: 1-0 to Rhinos. Caps’ nemesis again: Muhoni.

The myth gets another twist this week.

Frustrated out of Shooting Stars a few weeks ago, Chunga packed his bags only to be named new Caps United coach.

Chunga was apparently annoyed by the arrival of Gishon Ntini, who himself had been frustrated into quitting Caps United only to be appointed Shooting Stars coach.

Come Sunday, the two coaches come face-to-face at Gwanzura in an emotional league neither can afford to lose.

Both Chunga and Ntini have an axe to grind with their former employers, and even the smallest of wins will do for either.

But more importantly, both Caps United and Shooting Stars will be more interested in maximum points to halt their poor streak of results.

It will sure be the top of the bill, although championship favourites Highlanders’ meeting with improving Motor Action at the same venue tomorrow may too produce the best football of the week Dynamos will be praying for maximum points against Shabanie Mine after a fluff by goalkeeper Brian Ndlovu ensured a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw against Mwana Africa at Trojan’s “potato field” last weekend.

Lancashire Steel will host Chapungu in a Midlands derby that could go either way at Baghdad.


PSL fixtures:

Tomorrow: Motor Action v Highlanders (Gwanzura).
Sunday: Lancashire Steel v Chapungu (Baghdad), Dynamos v Shabanie Mine (NSS), Caps United v Shooting Stars (Gwanzura), Masvingo v Black Rhinos (Mucheke).

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