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Grobbelaar hoping for win 11/08/04
Bruce Grobbelaar is hoping that Manning Rangers will kick off their Castle Premiership season with a win when they host Golden Arrows at the Chatsworth Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Mighty Maulers' new coach is hoping mark his return to coaching following a two-year absence on a good note in the Durban derby, but admitted that he is expecting a tough encounter between the two sides.

"The match is not going to an easy game because it is the first game of both my team and Arrows of the new season, and above all it is a Durban derby," said Grobbelaar.

The former Liverpool, Southampton and Zimbabwean international goalkeeper also said that the three weeks that he had spent with his players was not enough.

"I can not say I know my players in three weeks but they all know what I expect from them, we need to kick off the new season with a win but at the same time Arrows are not an easy team," said Grobbelaar, who was a care-taker coach for his national team Zimbabwe, with whom he never lost a single match when he was in charge.

After he left Hellenic two season ago, Bruce Grobbelaar started voluntary work in Southern Africa to fight the eradication of Malaria.

"Football is part and parcel of my life, but I needed time to give back to the people. Working with an organization that was involved with the World Health Organization was a way of me giving my time to Africa," said the keeper who was known as the Jungleman during his football playing days.


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