HARARE – Harare City coach Bigboy Mawiwi says by God’s will his side will overcome Highlanders Sunday afternoon at Rufaro Stadium to seize control of the Castle Premiership title race.
The Sunshine Boys wasted a good chance of ascending to top spot on the log in midweek when they were held by the already relegated Motor Action to a goalless draw at Gwanzura Stadium.
City are still in with a chance of winning the title as they are in third place on the log jointed on 50 points with second placed Dynamos while Bosso are one point ahead in first place.
A win for the City Fathers this afternoon coupled with a Dynamos loss or a draw with Chicken Inn will see Mawiwi’s men climb to first place on the log going into the last game of the season.
“We are still in the run despite the disappointing draw maybe this has to do with the Lord because He always leads us whenever we want certain things to be done and He knows when to deliver,” said Mawiwi.
“We are still in it; what we need is to win on Sunday (today, it’s a must win we don’t want to look at how other teams are playing but just to do our own job and I guess we will be home and dry if we win this game.”
The two teams will be meeting for the second time inside two weeks.
Their last meeting was in a Mbada Diamonds Cup semifinal match where Highlanders were 5-3 victors after a penalty shootout at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane.
The match had ended 2-2 in regulation time.
Mawiwi, however, maintains that his side was robbed during that semifinal and this afternoon’s match will be the perfect opportunity for the Sunshine Boys to exert their revenge on Bosso.
“We just have to forget about what happened in the Mbada semis. We did well and nobody expected us to be in the semifinals,” he said.
“We even played extremely well and where the better side unfortunately there we some questionable decisions and that’s part of the game.
“This is only our second year and we just need to have a strong mentality.”
The Harare City coach bemoaned the attitude that was displayed by his players against Motor Action, a side with nothing to play after booking the first ticket to Division One a couple of weeks back.
Mawiwi is confident that this afternoon’s game will be different because the players will be motivated to beat the log leaders.
“These players take things for granted, complacency crept in when they are playing the so called small teams,” Mawiwi said.
“Highlanders is a big team, I don’t need to motivate them they will be self-motivated. It’s all about the attitude of the players but I know we will rise up to the occasion and we will make sure that Highlanders don’t even collect a single point on Sunday.”