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Zimbabwean PSL is tough to predict says Sunday Chidzambwa


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Staff Reporter

Tuesday Nov 07, 2017. 12:00


Zimbabwean and ZPC Kariba coach Sunday Chidzambwa says the Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League is difficult to predict.

The decorated manager said it will be difficult for Dynamos to win the race for the title and believes either FC Platinum or Ngezi Platinum will triumph.

However, Chidzambwa says there is still too much at stake and anything can happen as they prepare to face Platinum on Tuesday.

“It is not going to be an easy game. FC Platinum want to win the league and we also want to finish the season very strongly.

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“We would love to finish in a respectable position and we are going to fight until the end of the season. We have prepared well for the game but you know football is football and anything can happen but we have prepared well.

“The two Platinum teams have a good chance to win it. They have a better chance of winning the title than anybody else.

“Any of the top four teams still have a chance of winning the title but FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum have the best chance of winning the league.”

Meanwhile, FC Platinum boss Norman Mapeza adds they are moving in the right direction and says they just need to win their games.

“I think we are moving in the right direction. We just need to win our games. Ngezi is on top of us on better goal difference,” adds Mapeza.

“At this stage of the season we are not worried about goals, we just need to collect maximum points.”



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Cameroon face tough opener in Confederations Cup – 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup


Christian Bassogog of Cameroon (r) celebrates goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jun 15, 2017. 09:00


Cameroon will open their Group B campaign in the FIFA Confederations Cup when they face Chile at the Otkrytiye Stadium in Moscow on Sunday evening, kick-off at 20h00 CAT.

The match will mark an emotional return to the tournament for the Indomitable Lions, whose last appearance in 2003 saw them finish as runners-up (Africa’s best showing in the competition) but was overshadowed by the tragic death of midfielder Marc Vivien Foe.

Cameroon, who claimed the trophy at the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year to earn their spot at the tournament in Russia, come into the match licking their wounds after a 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Colombia in a friendly on Tuesday night.

However, it must be noted that coach Hugo Broos made sweeping changes to the team that defeated Morocco in a 2019 AFCON qualifier just three days prior, so don’t read too much into their result.

The same can be said for Chile, who were beaten 3-2 by Romania in a friendly on Tuesday night, but defeated Burkina Faso (3-0) and drew with Russia (1-1) in games earlier this month.

La Roja are the reigning South American champions and coach Juan Antonio Pizzi can call on some serious talent for their tournament debut, including Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez and Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal.

Cameroon and Chile have met in just one previous match, a 1-1 draw in a group stage encounter at the 1998 World Cup in France.



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