FORMER Castle Lager Premier League champions Chicken Inn have been drawn against in-form GreenFuel in the first round of the Chibuku Super Cup.
The Gamecocks have missed out of the county’s premier knockout cup over the years but are confident that they will do well this time around.
The club’s board member responsible for marketing, Trevor Jakachira said they were happy with the draw and is hopeful they will compete for the silverware.
“Ever since we come to the top flight we have been doing well especially in the league but the Chibuku Super Cup has remained our priority for years. We are happy to be facing GreenFuel and it will be a tough game as you know cup games are always unpredictable.
“We were expecting any opponent who were in the hat and the outcome was never going to change our perceptions. We are ready for them and we need to improve on our performances during the cup games.
“GreenFuel have been doing well in the league but we will not take that much into consideration but play the game as a final,” said Jakachira.
GreenFuel, who were represented by Patience Dube at the draw, are not worried by Chicken Inn’s stature despite them being newcomers. Dube said they are ready for the tournament.
“We are doing well and we are looking forward to the game. The team has rejuvenated under Rodwell Dhlakama and I think this being a Cup game it is going to be more difficult.
“It will be our first year playing in the Chibuku Super Cup and we would like to leave a mark. We have faced several top flight teams and we have managed to stand toe to toe against them so this is not going to be a different ball game altogether. We have respect for our opponents but we would want to progress from the second round,” said Dube.