Munashe Kusemwaenda, Sports Reporter
CHEGUTU Pirates coach Richard Chunga has appealed with the Northern Region Soccer League executive to review a sanction that bar his team from playing at home.
Pirates were barred from playing at their home ground, Pfupajena, and use Chakareas an alternative after reports of violence and hooliganism.
Chunga said Chegutu Pirates fans have learnt a lesson and are heartbroken for not being part of the cerebrations following the team’s continuous wins.
They have won 1-0 in their previous game against Kariba Waves.
“I want to appeal to our league bosses that they should at least let us use our home ground now.
“Our fans have learnt a big lesson now since it is becoming very hard for them to travel to Chakare and they have promised not to riot anymore.
“In these last games, we wish to play at our home ground to let our fans see what their players are doing, they are playing very good football,” he said.
Chunga said he is now building a team for the next season, hence, the need to have fans witness his project.
“We play football to satisfy our fans and I am in the process of building a team for the next season.
“My players are playing very good football,” he said.
“I hope that we will manage to meet our season aim and I also wish that we could also get big sponsorship for our boys.”
Kariba Waves have not been performing well of late and Chunga are now in the relegation zone.
“Kariba Waves are a very good side, however, it is very unfortunate that they are struggling to utilise their chances.
“I hope that they will pick up their formula and get out of relegation zone before it is too late,” said Chunga.