By Sports Reporter
ZIFA eastern region division one log leaders Tenax are set to continue camping in Harare ahead of their final home game of the season against Grayham at Mutare Boys High School this Saturday.
Chauya Chikara lead the race for promotion into the top flight with 62 points from 28 games and carry a 1 point advantage over second placed Buffaloes with just two games to play.
Tenax camped in Harare in the build up to their 2-0 victory over FC Makaha this past weekend and coach Blessing Madombi is set to stick with the same approach ahead of their home game vs Grayham FC this weekend.
Madombi told Diamond FM Sport the team would camp in Harare again this week and only return to Mutare on Friday in a bid to avoid distractions in their camp.
“We are now in the home stretch and camping in Harare is part of our plan as club to preserve our 1-point lead at the top of the log. We decided to take the team away from Mutare to minimise the pressure on our players as there has been a lot of talk about our promotion chances in their immediate social circles.
We took the same approach in our preparations for the Makaha game which paid off as we won that game. So, as a technical in consultation with our executive we agreed we would stick to the same plan.” he said
Madombi also said that confidence is high in the camp following their win over FC Makaha.
“We are bubbling with confidence, especially after our victory over FC Makaha this past weekend. We were the first team to beat them at home all season and to do that at this late stage of the season was a big confidence booster for me and my boys.
I am very confident that come the end of the season we will be celebrating our promotion into the top flight.” He added.
Tenax’s Harare camps have fuelled speculation on social media that the Zimbabwe Prison’s and Correctional services outfit is set to relocate permanently to Harare once they secure promotion from the eastern region.
Madombi was evasive when asked about the relocation speculation saying he was solely focused on securing promotion.
“It difficult to please a lot of these soccer fans. For a long time most fans in Mutare have accused of lacking seriousness and being party spoilers.
Now we are showing a different level of seriousness by camping in Harare and now there is all this bar talk about us relocating to Harare. I have told my boys to ignore what people are saying and just concentrate on making sure we get promoted at the end of the season.” He said.