Ngezi Platinum Stars coach Takesure Chiragwi has said that he is not concerned about Highlanders’ form at the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, but is focused only on his team.
At this point, Chiragwi and his men appear to be Highlanders’ biggest challenge as they sit five points behind the pacesetters with 45 points still to play for.
Highlanders are the only club yet to taste defeat so far this season which is 19 rounds of matches old.
They continued on their amazing form with a 1-0 win over Black Rhinos on Sunday and look good in their quest to end a 17 year wait for the league title.
The other challengers, Manica Diamonds, Dynamos and Chicken Inn have been blowing hot and cold this term.
Defending Champions FC Platinum are yet to find their groove with 15 matches left to play, although Norman Mapeza is optimistic that they will soon hit the right chords.
And it remains to be seen, how long Ngezi Platinum can keep up the chase, as the season slowly approaches its boiling point.
Ngezi defeated Caps United 1-0 over the weekend, but ultimately remained five points behind Highlanders, who have so far garnered 41 points.
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However, Chiragwi is not concerned about Highlanders, with utmost faith that his project would eventually outdo the Bulawayo side, who face FC Platinum on Saturday at Mandava stadium.
“Our target is not Highlanders; we are playing to improve our side in all respects. We have objectives and that’s our drive. That is what is important, to improve the players week in week out so that we bring confidence to the players and have consistency,” Chiragwi said.
Chiragwi will undoubtedly pin his hopes on FC Platinum to stop the Highlanders unbeaten run when the two clash at Mandava stadium on Saturday.