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    Chinda Boys in fine form ahead of 2017


    ZVISHAVANE – Premiership returnees Shabani FC popularly known as Chinda Boys are in perfect form ahead of the top flight 2017  season  after  winning
    all their preseason matches which they played under new coach Taku Shariwa.
    The Chinda Boys have been  winning  all  their  preseason matches and their
    confidence  has  been  further  boosted  by  beating Chibuku  Cup  defending
    champions Ngezi Platinum one-nil  at  Maglas  stadium last Sunday.
    Last month, Shabani also  drew  nil-all  in  regulation time with 2016 PSL runners up FC Platinum who had just returned from a tour of South Africa during the Msipa Shield Cup.
     Although  the  inexperienced Shabani eventually lost 4-2 in penalties, they
    really proved that they are no push overs come 2017 season.
    The club dismissed teams like former Premiership side Chrome Stars, Kwekwe Sables, moneybags  Nichruit  among  others.
    Chinda Boys meets inform Caps United in their first  2017  PSL  match  who
    are enjoying a place in the sun  after  dismissing  five time African champions TP
    Mazembe  to  book  a  place in  the  Champions  League proper recently.
    Shabani coach Shariwa said he is not intimidated by Caps' form as his boys
    are  known  for  causing  upsets.
    "You cannot be a PSL returnee to be clobbered by other teams. We are here to win and we are not concerned about any opponent and their current form,
    we will play our style and at the end of the day we achieve a good result," said
    the gaffer.
    Shariwa said the club still has a provisional squad and will soon announce their final thirty players.Meanwhile, club chairperson Elias Marufu has dismissed reports that FC Platinum gave a hand to the club  by  paying  their  $9K
    affiliation fees.
    "Its falsehood we never received anything from FC Platinum.  The  club  might
    have  challenges  but  we raised our own funds and the  PSL  can  confirm  that
    we  have  paid  up,"  said Marufu.
    FC Platinum public relations  and  liaison  officer Chido Chizondoalso  distanced her club from the allegations, "As Platinum we do not interfere in another team's internal affairs, we never gave Shabani a hand to pay their affiliation."
    PSL spokesperson Kudzai Bare confirmed that Shabani FC has paid their
    affiliation fee and will play in the 2017 season.sport news.
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