Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas could make history and win his second title with a different team this season. Antipas, who last won the league title in 2010 with Motor Action, says they have been playing low key friendly matches but it has been adequate to prepare his side for the 2015 season. This will be his second full season with Chicken Inn and it will be expected that they will put a serious challenge for the title. We have played How Mine, Hwange and Bantu Rovers in friendly matches and that has helped us somehow to get the much needed match fitness. They have been low-key but effective enough for the players ahead of the new season which we hope will be good for us as a team. We will simply try to do our best, said Antipas.
The Chicken Inn coach is aware this season will not be easy. In 2010, he finished the season tied on 66 points with Dynamos and won the title for the Bulls on goal difference.
DeMbare were their only major challenge with the third placed team Highlanders finishing with 57 points. Look, this is obviously going to be one of the toughest seasons and there are a number of teams that will be very strong. It is a year that I think will be full of surprises and we have to be ready to stand our ground, he added. Dynamos, Highlanders, CAPS United, FC Platinum, Harare City and How Mine are all favourites going into the new season.
Antipas stayed away from the match between Highlanders and CAPS United at BF on Sunday but is aware of what to expect from the two and other big teams.
I didnt go really. But I know they have prepared well and we will have to be ready for tough battles. With most teams having players suffering from injuries during the pre-season friendly matches, Chicken Inn find themselves in a better position. We do not have much of injuries and we are hoping the situation will remain the same going into the games. Chicken Inn host Nesbert Sarucheras Flame Lily in their first match of the season.