Border Strikers seek first win


HARARE – Newboys Border Strikers host Hwange this afternoon at Maglas Stadium as they seek to register their first points in the 2016 Castle Lager Premiership season.

The Beitbridge-based side have lost all their opening five matches they have played this season.

Border Strikers are also yet to score in those five matches which has left coach Saul Chaminuka a worried man.

“We haven’t won a game in all our previous games its true; technically and tactically we have been found wanting in terms of scoring goals, we are really not convincing in finishing off in front of goal,” the Warriors assistant coach told the Daily News on Sunday.

“We are working very hard on it and very soon we will score goals and start to winning games. It is unfortunate though that where a team fails to play well all the flak goes to the coach regardless of a host of other factors that need to be taken into account.”

Their opponents today, Hwange, sit just one place above them on the log with four points which makes this encounter a must-win for both sides.

Chaminuka’s account is that of a troubled gaffer working under difficult conditions making it hard to produce results but is determined to triumph against adversary.

“We do have plenty of challenges. Ranging from lack of funding which means little or no remuneration for players, meaning low morale for players, travelling and playing all our matches away and all the expenses that come with this kind of set up,” he said.

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