Students take on Sunshine Boys

Anashe Murombedzi

HERENTALS get the second half of the Premier Soccer League season underway with huge expectations of finishing in the top eight.

The Students host Harare City in a match day 18 encounter set for the National Sports Stadium this Friday.

A mini Harare derby is on the cards as Herentals face Harare City this Friday, with the Sunshine Boys eager to turn around their fortunes after finding it difficult to shake the nets during the first half of the season.

On the other hand, their hosts Herentals are targeting a top eight finish as the second half of the season gets underway this Friday.

“We are targeting a good resumption to finish above half. We haven’t signed new players yet, but targeting additions when the window opens end of month. The squad is still intact with all players available and our major advantage is that we won the first leg game against Harare City. We are also above them on the log table hence our confidence level is high and it improves our performance,” said Herentals Coach, Kumbirai Muti.

In their last four league encounters, the two teams have shared spoils twice, with Herentals the better side after winning the other 2 matches.

Herentals are ninth on the PSL table with 24 points after 6 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses.

Harare City are six points behind on 11th position after just 3 wins, 9 draws and 5 losses.

PSL action continues on Saturday with unpredictable Cranborne Bullets hosting log leaders Chicken Inn at Sakubva Stadium, while Ngezi Platinum Stars travel to Barbourfields hoping for better fortunes against Bulawayo City, with Yadah taking on giants Dynamos at the National Sports Stadium.

On Sunday, Tenax welcome defending champions FC Platinum at Sakubva, while Caps United lock horns with ZPC Kariba at the National Sports Stadium.

Manica Diamonds challenge Whawha at Ascot Stadium with the last match of round 18 pitting Triangle United and Bulawayo Chiefs at Gibbo Stadium.

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