Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
AL BURAAK coach Naison Muchekela will not read much into the suspension of his two players, Mostaf Mugadzaweta and Charles Lumbimani, ahead of their Runyararo Service Stations Northern Region Division One League match at Ellis Robbins this afternoon.
They take on DZ Evangel.
It will be a battle of newcomers as Herentals Under-20 will also be taking on Beta XI at Morris Depot.
The four teams were all playing in the Harare Province Division 2A and B last year.
Muchekela, the former Dynamos midfielder now in charge of Al Buraak, said he has enough depth to replace the missing players.
His side crashed to a 0-3 defeat at the hands of second-placed Golden Valley in their last match.
Herentals are also coming from a 1-0 defeat at the hands of DZ Evangel.
Prince Kadewere the Beta XI coach said they need an improvement from their last showing.
“We are well aware that Herentals Under-20 side are a good side with a lot of energetic youngsters who are well disciplined in terms of ball possession,’’ he said.
“’We will be playing a local derby as we were together in Division Two so we are looking forward to a tough encounter.
“We are also happy that we are welcoming back most of our players who missed out last week’s match.
“Players like Prince Mahembe, who was injured, and Gerald Taurai and Ernest Tavazadza were not part of the team last week but have been training.’’
Northern Region Fixtures
Chegutu Pirates v Blue Jets (Pfupajena), Karoi United v ZRP FC (Chikangwe), Blue Swallows v Harare City Cubs(Manyame), Herentals U-20 v Beta XI (Morris Depot), Al Buraak v DZ Evangel (Ellis Robins), Chinhoyi Stars v Golden Valley (Chinhoyi), PAM United v Craneborne Bullets (Murriel Mine), Banket United v Mushowani Stars (Kuwadzana), Trojan Stars v Ngezi U-19 (Trojan).