By Evidence Chipadza &
Chapungu Football Club is now aiming for a top eight finish at the end of the season following their impressive start in the Castle Premier Soccer League (CPSL) campaign this year, despite dropping crucial points along the way.
Head Coach Rodwell Dlakama (pictured) said the team is currently aiming for a top 8 position at the end of the league season, due to their impressive form which saw them beat the likes of Caps United and Triangle United.
“We are aiming top 8 and anything below that is always a bonus as for the new coach who has joined it is an advantage to us because he is experienced, after this break we are playing Dynamos Fc and as usual we will collect maximum points,” said Dlakama.
Club Captain Allan Tavarwisa bemoaned lack of supporters at the Mandava Stadium but was happy with renovation progress at Ascot stadium as the team needs to play at fimilar home ground.
“Playing away from home is a major challenge to us because the ground is always empty, please bring back our Ascot Stadium and we promise you nothing but the best. Hope will soon come back to Gweru as the renovations of the stadium are now at an advanced stage.,” said Tavarwisa.
Banning of Ascot stadium left the Gweru community disappointed as they had to miss all the awaited games, since the ground did not meet Premier Soccer League (PSL) standards.
However, Chapungu FC Spokesperson Tawanda Zowa noted that the renovations are now at an advanced stage and a lot of work has been done by the local authority.
“I am pleased to announce that a lot has been covered at Ascot stadium. Changing rooms are now complete, a borehole now available and also new toilets are being built. Thanks to Netone for giving us 100 litres of paint as well as other stakeholders,” said Zowa.
Ascot Stadium was condemned at the beginning of the first season which forced the football community to migrate to Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane.
The move by PSL was not received well as some of the football fans, stayed behind because they could not afford to go Zvishavane for the games.