HARARE – Motor Action coach David George says his team will not be pushovers when the already relegated Mighty Bulls clash with title aspirants Harare City at Gwanzura Stadium Wednesday aiming for a dignified exit from the Castle Premiership.
The Mighty Bulls anchor the 16-team log standings and were the first team to be demoted from Zimbabwe’s top-flight league after a 2-0 home defeat to equally struggling Black Rhinos a fortnight ago.
In their last match before weekend’s Mbada Diamonds Cup semi-finals break, Motor Action played party-spoilers when they held title chasers Highlanders 1-1 at Rufaro Stadium, and now the 2010 Zimbabwe champions are aiming to derail another leading side.
“We want to maintain the standard that we displayed against Highlanders so that we bow out with some degree of respect,” George told the Daily News.
“We may be out of the league, but they are still three more games remaining so we will fight until the end for our fans that have supported us all the way. Playing well for them will be our own way of acknowledging their support.”
Motor Action’s opponents tomorrow, Harare City, are tied on 48 points with leaders Dynamos but are separated by goal difference. The Sunshine Boys saw their hopes of a league and cup double going up in smoke after a 5-3 penalty shootout defeat to Highlanders in the Mbada Diamonds Cup semi-finals on Sunday.
Harare City coach Bigboy Mawiwi says the club is now focusing on winning the league title.
“We are going to focus on the league match against Motor Action,” said Mawiwi.
“We are playing well and I’m very proud of the youngsters. What I only have to do is to motivate these youngsters.
“It’s (The Mbada defeat) a setback, but we have to pick ourselves up and fight for the league title which is still a reality.”
Wednesday: Dynamos v Shabanie Mine (Rufaro), Highlanders v Triangle (Barbourfields), Triple B v Chicken Inn (Dulibadzimu), Harare City v Motor Action (Gwanzura), CAPS United v Black Rhinos (NSS), FC Platinum v Black Mambas (Mandava), Hwange v Buffaloes (Colliery).
Thursday: Monomotapa v How Mine (Gwanzura).