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    Border Strikers travel 5 000km in 10 weeks


    - Premier League debutants Border Strikers FC of Beitbridge will in the first 10 weeks of their entry into top flight football travel a grueling 5000 kilometres in round trips to fulfill its fixtures with the first being the dreaded 912 kilometres single trip to ZPC Kariba.
    After visiting the former home of their coach Saul Chaminuka, Border Strikers will face champions, the Joey Antipas-coached Chicken Inn of Bulawayo.
    Border Strikers will have to hold their own against the Gamecocks whose African safari ended abruptly more at the hands of the referee than South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns when a dubious penalty was awarded against them at the stroke of time in Pretoria.
    In the third week, Vhavheneki as Border Strikers is known by its fans, pack their bags for Triangle some 273 kilometres away in the eastern Lowveld before coming home to host Mutare City in the fourth Week.
    The Beitbridge-based club will be on the road again to an away date with CAPS United FC in the capital city, some 580 km away from home after which Vhavheneki host Hwange FC.
    Week six sees the team off on a 336-kilometre trip for a Midlands soccer battle with Norman Mapeza's FC Platinum which ended last season in dazzling form and returning home to host last year survivors the rural-based Tsholotsho FC.
    Border Strikers will on Week Eight travel 321 kilometres to the concrete jungle of Barbourfields Stadium to meet "Amahlolanyama" Highlanders FC, the oldest football club in the country which exported sensational footballers like former Liverpool goal-minder Bruce Grobelaar and the famous Peter Ndlovu.
    The round trip to Bulawayo and back for the Bosso match will bring the total number of kilometres covered in the first 10 weeks to 4 844 kilometres.
    Border Strikers spokesperson Raniel Ndou said his team is in the process of selecting its final squad but looking forward to the "acid" test of premiership.
    "We have been having some friendly matches and we are ready to go," he told the Mirror before his team's trip to meet Masvingo City.
    In Week 10 Vhavheneki host Chapungu, according to the PSL fixtures released a fortnight ago.sport news
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