By Lawrence Trusida
NEW boys Cranborne Bullets who have lost two successive matches after a good start to life in the top flight are hoping to bounce back when they take on Bulawayo Chiefs at the National Sports Stadium this Friday.
The Army side which was promoted from the Northern Region Division One League had a magnificent run in the Chibuku Super Cup where they did not lose a match until they were eliminated in the semi-finals by Ngezi Platinum Stars.
The Nesbert Saruchera-coached side also went on to lose their debut match in the top flight league when they were edged one-nil by Chicken Inn.
Affectionately known as the Hurricanes, Bullets are confident they will overcome a Chiefs side that started the season with a morale-boosting one-nil victory over Triangle.
“We got a welcome to the league in our first match but that is water under the bridge now, we have to rise and show what we can do, what we did in the Cup was no fluke we have a good balance in our team and we target to stay in the league,” said Nesbert ‘Yabo’ Saruchera, Cranborne Bullets coach.
Veteran defender Lincoln Zvasiya, who is one of the few experienced players at the club missed training this week due to a knock but is expected to be fit for the first match of the Premier Soccer League bumper weekend.