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WHEN Chisumbanje based Greenfuel FC beat Surrey FC 5-0 in September last year to win the ZIFA Eastern Region Soccer League Division 1 title, Chipinge people became so happy to have a team that would represent them in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League in 2023.
All vocabulary that praises a winner was ushered by Chipinge soccer loving fans on the then Lloyd Mutasa coached side. Chipinge had been thirsty for top league soccer for long. And up to this hour, Chipinge still finds comfort in Greenfuel FC.
The issue of having the “Ethanol Boys,” as Greenfuel FC is affectionately known, playing at Gibbo Stadium in Triangle (about 105km away), is not a big deal for the Chipinge supporters. The fans remain proud and loyal to their home team wherever it shall play its games.
Even if the team plays in Dubai as its home ground, Chipinge soccer loving fans are worried about having the team maintaining its place in the top football league.
As of yesterday (April 14), Greenfuel recorded no win in the last four games that it played. It is at the bottom position number 18 with only one point in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.
The team started with a 1-0 loss against Yadah FC on March 20, followed by a 1-1 draw against Herentals FC on March 25 at home. It lost 3-0 to Hwange at the Colliery on April 02 and suffered a 2-1 loss against Manica Diamonds at Gibbo Stadium on April 07.
Today, it is playing against Sheasham FC of Gweru at 1500hrs at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane. This is a must win game for Greenfuel if the current head coach Bhekithemba Ndlovu and his boys want to prove their taste.
As much as it might be too early to judge Ndlovu’s prowess, Chipinge fans are just thirsty for a win.
As we wait for the kick off at 1500hrs, we urge the Chipinge fans to keep calm and rally behind their team.
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