21 August 2017

Rahman Gumbo

CHICKEN Inn’s 1-0 win over Black Rhinos at Rufaro on Saturday left them firmly in the race for the 2017 title.

That result put a lot of pressure on the other favourites and coach Rahman Gumbo has also not been diplomatic about the whole situation.

“We are going for the championship and getting results from good teams like Rhinos shows the direction we are taking,” Rahman said.

And those are words that should leave other favourites Dynamos, FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum, worried.

Not many had given the Gamecocks a chance to launch another successful campaign after their 2015 fairytale under Joey Antipas.

But now, things seem to be all coming together again.

“We are still within our targets and Black Rhinos gave us a good run for our money but at the end of the day, we came here to grind a result. It is good to collect maximum points away from home,” Rahman added.

For Black Rhinos, the defeat added to their troubles.

Coach Stanford Mutizwa had hoped that his charges will gain confidence from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces triumph. ZDF featured some of the Rhinos players.

After defeat to Chicken Inn Mutizwa said they are now worried about relegation.

“We are worried as we continue to lose matches. We are still fighting relegation and we have not reached enough points to survive,” said Mutizwa.

In a game played at the same venue earlier on Saturday, Yadah dismissed Chapungu 1-0. Bulawayo City floored Harare City 1-0 at Barbourfields.

The game between Hwange and Bantu Rovers was postponed.