Premiership new boys Herentals FC are approaching their maiden appearance in the topflight against Ngezi Platinum Stars with caution hoping a positive result will be a morale booster for the School Boys and their head coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva marking a new entry into the elite league.
Mutiwekuziva believes grinding a positive result might be the only remedy to his anxious charges and him making his first ever taste of premiership football.
“We are approaching the game with caution hoping we will snatch a positive result away from home,” he said.
The School Boys believe the match might reignite the memories which used to be associated with their clash with the Mhondoro outfit in the northern region.
Herentals are banking on the services of their captain Blessing Majarira who once had a national team call up, former Caps United player Tsungai Mudzamiri as well as loan returnee Edgar Mhungu.
Mhungu’s last year loan experience at Madamburo might serve to spy the Mhondoro outfit’s tactical approach to the game.
Given the benchmark set by Ngezi Platinum to fight for honours this season, the School Boys might be lucky to escape without a baptism of fire at the Baobab.
Meanwhile, new premiership side Bulawayo Chiefs troop at the ceremonial home of football Rufaro Stadium for a date against Yadah Stars.