Shelly Guni, Sports Reporter
Ngezi Stars coach Rodwell Dhlakama said his side will not underrate the strength of any team.
The Mhondoro-Ngezi based team will play against Whawha in the second match of the Chibuku Super Cup Group four encounter set for Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane on Sunday.
Ngezi sealed a 3-1 come-from behind win against Triangle on Sunday whilst Whawha were crushed 6-0 by FC Platinum.
Ngezi goals came from Denver Mukamba who scored a brace and Marvellous Mukumba.
“We will take each game as it comes, we will never underestimate our opponents irrespective of their background they were promoted on merit and also deserve their place in the league,” Dhlakama told H-Metro Sport.
“We will try our best to overcome them, however, most of the players in their fold have Premier League experience and I coached them at Chapungu that will make them even have a good plan for us and better game plan than what we saw against FC Platinum
“I am sure the score line was a little embarrassing but at the same time I am sure they will try to correct that anomaly,” he said.
Dhlakama said there are no injury concerns at his club yet, but worried about the fitness levels which he said they cannot lament about it.
Football action was put on halt last year owing to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and most teams started regrouping in March following the greenlight by the Ministry of Sport through the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC).
“We are still in the peripherals of the week and injuries can come anytime. This time we have our full squad, we also have young players we will try to rope in so they get used to Premier League football.
“Fitness is still a problem but we can’t mourn over that because we are in a situation which can’t be reversed at this juncture.
“We soldier on. We were left with a lot of homework by triangle and we will work on those areas but we are playing another team with different ambition so it’s game on,” he said.