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Benjani won't celebrate against Portsmouth

Benjani Mwaruwari has banned himself from celebrating a goal on his Portsmouth reunion.

The Manchester City striker goes head to head with his former club on Sunday desperate to recapture his scoring touch.

The 29-year-old has failed to net in his past eight games, despite registering on his debut against Manchester United.

Before his January deadline-day Eastlands switch, Benjani had racked up 12 goals in 21 starts for Pompey.

He told The News, "I am looking forward to seeing all the Portsmouth supporters and friends again so soon. "I had good time with them and I really appreciate the support they gave me. "For a long time I went without scoring but they backed me. "Sometimes if you are not on a good run you need people that can help you and I thank them for that. When I left it was quick so I never had the chance to say goodbye. Sometimes that happens in football. "My goalscoring has been the opposite in Manchester. I scored straight away and now I can't at all. "But if I score against Portsmouth I will do nothing because I want to show them respect. "I want to score, but out of respect I will not be celebrating. "I would not like to do that after my happy times there. "They were nice to me. I will not be doing that to them."

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