Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
MIDFIELD enforcers James Jam and Tendai Samanja are confident Harare City will come out victorious in the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Zanaco of Zambia at Rufaro on Saturday.
The holding midfielders were part of the team that went through their paces under Taurai Mangwiro yesterday as they continued with their preparations.
Jam, who has been with the Sunshine Boys from Division One, believes they are ready to face Zanaco and their preparations were going on well.
“We have been working hard preparing for the game and everyone is looking forward to a win as we cannot afford to lose at home,” said Jam.
“I hope we will manage to get the goals so that when we visit them we will have an advantage.
“It is everyone’s wish that we progress as playing at such a high level is good for every player.
“We have been working hard the whole week and I believe anyone from the team who will be called to do duty will bring out positive results.”
Samanja, who joined Harare City last season, has experience in such high-profile matches after playing in the Champions League with Monomotapa.
He said they cannot afford to lose at home.
“I think all we need is to settle early and fight to win by a good margin so that we will be comfortable when we visit them.
“I also believe we should stay focused and avoid complacency even if we are leading as that may cost us.
“We have been working on all that and I believe we are psyched enough to handle the opponents.
“The supporters should come in their numbers to rally behind us and we will not disappoint them,” said Samanja.
Harare City received a major boost as right-back Blessing Moyo shook off the knock that prevented him from training on Wednesday to join his teammates in training yesterday.
Striker Kuda Kumwala has also recovered from injury as well.
Benson Maglasi and Agrippa Murimba will have to pass a late fitness test or they will join Francisco Zikumbawira and Jimmy Tigere who are already out of tomorrow’s match.
The Zambian side arrived in the country yesterday at 5:10pm aboard Emirates and they will hold their Press conference this morning.