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HIGHLANDERS coach Methembe Ndlovu believes it’s too early for his side to think about winning the Premier Soccer League championshi
p after only five games into the season.
“It’s only five games out of 30 and we still have 25 matches to go,” he told IndependentSport this week. “We are not even remotely looking beyond the next games. It will be naïve for us to think of ourselves as championship favourites.”
Bosso play Railstars in a Bulawayo derby tomorrow hoping to stretch their winning streak to six.
“These seemingly easy games on paper never turn out to be easy,” Ndlovu commented ahead of the derby. “Every game is a big challenge. We are trying to keep the players focused.”
Ndlovu, who was a college football coach in the United States before coming to settle back home, refused to take the full credit for his team’s success in the season so far.
“I do not want to take too much credit,” he said. “My experience has obviously helped but I want to credit everyone. The senior players have been a big key in the team by their own performances and by helping the younger fit in well. There is unity in the team in general. The players, the administrators and the supporters have all been fantastic.”
Meanwhile, former Warriors striker Zenzo Moyo has bounced back at Bosso after his Greek club, Hilkadona, finally issued him with a reverse international clearance.
Moyo was languishing on the football sidelines waiting for the clearance after Hilkadona offloaded him last year.
Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze on Monday confirmed receipt of the international reverse clearance for Moyo dated April 7 2006 from the Greek Football Federation.
“We received the reverse clearance for the player dated 7th of April 2006 from GFF,” Mashingaidze told IndependentSport. “If all formalities are met between his former club Highlanders and PSL I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t play for them.”
Highlanders manager Ernest Sibanda also confirmed that Zifa had received the clearance, adding that they had registered Moyo to play for Bosso for the first half of the season until the end of June this year.
The striker is set to go club hunting again when the European transfer window opens for the 2006/07 season.
Asked if he will feature for Highlanders tomorrow‚ Sibanda said: “It now depends with the coaches on whether they will feature him or not.”
Zenzo’s inclusion will bolster the Bosso strike force that already has the predatory Ralph Matema and the club’s newfound wonderboy, Obadiah Tarumbwa.
This week’s PSL fixtures:
Tomorrow: Monomotapa v Chapungu (Sakubva), Motor Action v Lancashire Steel (Callies), Railstars v Highlanders (Barbourfields), Black Rhinos v Mwana Africa (Rufaro).
Sunday: Zimbabwe Saints v Dynamos (Barbourfields), Shooting Stars v Hwange (Gwanzura), Caps United v Shabanie Mine (Rufaro), Masvingo v Buymore (Mucheke).