Premier Soccer League newboys Herentals popularly known as “The Students” make the long trip to face Bulawayo giants Highlanders bubbling with confidence following their 1-0 win over Ngezi Platinum at the National Sports Stadium last weekend.
Head coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva said his side will travel to Bulwayo oozing with a lot of confidence.
The club which also has a developmental team playing in the Northern Region Division One and a women’s side in the Zimbabwe Women’s Soccer League is eager to consolidate its place in the Premier Soccer League and compete with the traditional giants.
The club’s directors honoured young Richard Cuthbert Hachiro, a Cosafa Castle Cup winner with the Warriors and challenged other players to represent the club and country with pride.
“This is a challenge to all players to represent Herentals with pride wherever you are called up,” said, club governor Kudakwashe Remba.
Hachiro said he was proud and humbled to have been chosen from Herentals to represent the country at the 2018 COSAFA Championship and to be a winner in his first call up to the national team.
Club president and PSL’s oldest player Innocent “IB 9” Benza said he was proud and would serve as both inspiration and motivation for other players to play for Zimbabwe.
“It is both a motivation and inspiration to have players called to the national team. I am extremely proud,” he said.
PSL’s youngest player and son to club president, 17 year-old Tino Benza who scored a brilliant goal at the weekend said his ambition is to play abroad.
“I would like to play abroad in the next few years. I am proud and happy to play for Herentals together with my father in the same team, I have a lot to learnt a lot from him,” he said.
Captain Blessing Majarira is another player from Herentals to be called for national duty.