Joey Antipas: Games Without Fans Intense
Chicken Inn Football Club head coach Joey Antipas has described the Chibuku Super Cup games being played without fans as intense.
“Mafero” masterminded a 2-0 win against Bulawayo City at Barbourfields Stadium last Saturday, taking his side to the top spot in Group B.
The Gamecocks sit at the top of the four-team mini-league by virtue of a superior goal difference over Highlanders, who opened their title defence with a 1-0 win over Bulawayo Chiefs at the same venue.
The two sides meet this weekend in what Antipas terms an “explosive encounter” and hope to extend their dominance over their Bulawayo rivals. Said Antipas:
Obviously, playing Highlanders should be a thriller and this will be an explosive encounter.
If you make a clear analysis of the games based on videos from other centres, you can see that the only thing missing are crowds, but the games are intense and all teams want results.
Antipas revealed that winger George Majika who was substituted against City after picking up a knock, and midfielder Marlvin Gaki, who also finished the game with a slight limp, returned to training on Tuesday.
The duo, according to Antipas, had a light session, as the club’s technical team and medical team continue to assess their recovery.