Mukudzei Chingwere Midlands Bureau
IMPOVERISHED but gritty performers Shabanie Mine have turned to God as they prepare for a potentially unforgiving contest against How Mine in the Chibuku Super Cup semi-finals at Barbourfields tomorrow. The match, though, is dependent on a decision by the ZIFA Appeals Committee.
“We deserve to be at this stage of the competition in the Chibuku Super Cup and even in the league we deserve a better position than we currently occupy,’’ said Shabanie coach Takesure Chiragwi.
“These players have been doing very well in the league and we just hope for God’s intervention that their hard work can be rewarded. There are some things that we cannot hide from that the club is struggling financially and we will do everything we can as a club to ensure passage into the final of the tournament so that players can get some financially benefit. If we win the Chibuku Cup and survive relegation at the end of the season it will be a very good season for us and we will put everything to try and achieve that.
“But the club have a very good history in Cup competitions and we want to maintain that history.’’ Shabanie have a history of punching above their weight even if they are not doing very well and in 2001 they introduced themselves to the country with a stunning BP Cup final victory over Dynamos.