SO Mutare City Rovers’ monumental victory away at seasoned campaigners CAPS United last weekend opened a window of possibilities for the struggling municipality outfit.
While President Emmerson Mnangagwa is driving the national “Zimbabwe is open for business” bus, the buzz in town is that the Premiership is still open for lots of possibilities for the elite league returnees. Yes, loads of possibilities to imagine.
The excitement and fervent hope for their loyal local following is that GushaBhora putting one over MaKepeKepe can be a season-defining moment, one that can help them turn a corner and get their seemingly faltering campaign back on the rails.
With a lot still to fight for as the season approaches the halfway mark this weekend, can the famous win provide the perfect tonic for that turnaround? Could this be the momentum that ignites the firepower to get them going?
Just imagine Mutare City Rovers winning their next assignment. Yes, it is possible that they can beat Dynamos at Vengere this weekend. Picking maximum points against an equally troubled and wobbling DeMbare will come with the hefty reward of pulling them level with the former champions and an added bonus of leapfrogging them owing to a superior goal difference.
Imagine GushaBhora above the Glamour Boys, and off the foot of the table! Yes, it is possible and can be done, well and truly setting them on the recovery path to avoiding relegation.
It is achievable that the club can put behind them the problems dogging the team. It is feasible that the boys can win a couple of other games along the way and avoid eventual demotion if they keep the gathered momentum going. Real possibilities these are.
If they can pull it together, pull in the same direction and pull their weight, then they can pull through and pull this off.
But only when they do the right things first without getting ahead of themselves. At the right time and at the right place. The management, players, technical staff and everyone involved with running the affairs of the club. And this is entirely up to them collectively and down to how they diligently go about it all, each meticulously playing their own role.
As my predecessor on this space used to sign off their instalments, it is now game on for Mutare City Rovers and they must play on to be around again beyond this season.
Even with measured belief, just imagine all the possibilities and a lot more . . .
Perhaps they can borrow for inspiration nuggets from a wise quote widely credited to Francis of Assisi: “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” This is the only way to go, go up for Mutare City Rovers.
If it is about football that you care let’s share the cheer because we are made for the game, mad about the game!
Watching Dynamos getting thrashed by Triangle was so sad. Seeing the former giants of Zimbabwean football performing that bad is torture. I believe that team needs a complete overhaul; a holding midfielder, a strong centre back and two strikers who can score and dribble. The youngsters in the team are trying their best but are not yet ripe for the big stage. I think that former DeMbare players and executive members who can help financially should also chip in. Being armchair critics does not help.
They must take a leaf from CAPS United fans who sometimes bail their team out. – Tawanda Mhlanga.
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