Shabanie shift focus


HARARE – Still basking in the glory of winning the BancABC Sup8r Cup, Shabanie Mine have shifted their focus to the Mbada Diamonds Cup, the country’s richest football competition.

Shabanie clinched the BancABC Sup8r Cup following a 5-3 penalty shoot-out win over FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium on Saturday.

They will now face Chicken Inn in the Mbada Diamonds Cup first round at Mandava Stadium on Saturday.

Shabanie Mine captain Tafadzwa Mombeshora says they will not allow their Mbada Cup success get to their heads.

“We won the Sup8r over the weekend, we partied till the wee hours, but that is over now because we have another important job to accomplish against Chicken Inn,” said Mombeshora.

“We might have beaten them before but this is a different game all together. They have a good team and the fact that we won another Cup on Saturday makes us the team to beat at the moment.

“So we are going to prepare even harder because we also want to win this Cup as well. We are out of the running for the league title and winning another Cup will atone for that disappointment. Like what our coach (Luke Masomere) said we need to repay the faith our supporters have in us.

“We also want to win the Mbada Cup to thank all the football stakeholders in Zvishavane and those that have been chipping in with money to keep us going.”

The match between Shabanie Mine and Chicken Inn will be the third time the two clubs will be meeting this year. The first meeting was in the league in which Chicken Inn emerged 2-1 victorious at Maglas Stadium before Shabanie Mine revenged with a 2-0 win in the Sup8r quarter finals.”

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