Tshenzhelani ended their 12 game run without a win last week by beating Mapakoni Vikings 2-1 away from home but they have a mountain to climb to get even a point from Berea FC who looks to be all but set to successfully defend their Vhembe SAB League Stream H title.
“I think it will be a very close game. This are two teams fighting two different wars, we are fighting to go to the provincial playoffs which we narrowly failed to reach last season. They are fighting to stay in this division, so they will give it their all to try to steal even a single point for themselves” says Berea FC captain Dzivhuluwani Simba.
A defeat for Tshenzhelani will leave their relegation survival hopes hanging by a thread. They currently lie 12th on the table and are only two points ahead of the last placed Tshisimani Top Challengers.
Berea FC coach Rofhiwa Muligwe will have his full squad to select from for Saturday’s game against Tshenzhelani and thinks the first 15 minutes will be very vital for his team.
“We were unfortunate with injuries in the first round, but we now have a full squad to carry on with the season. I wish to have everyone fit when we begin with our preparations for the Champ of Champs” said Muligwe.
“Playing away at Tshenzhelani won’t be easy either, they good home support and that’s a plus for them. However, we are ready that’s one thing I’m certain of.” added the Berea FC mentor.