Bosso, FC Platinum ready for the new season
Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Journalist
HIGHLANDERS and FC Platinum have declared themselves ready for the season after playing a friendly that ended in a goalless draw at Mandava Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
It was the Highlanders’ second game after the Independence Cup final against former enemies of the Dynamos last month.
In both matches, Bosso shot blank, but coach Mandla ‘Lulu’ Mpofu doesn’t read much about it.
âAs a coach it’s something you can’t be happy about if you don’t score. Scoring is an art; we are working on it and trust me the targets will definitely come, âMpofu said.
The Highlanders, who unveiled a 26-member squad at a reception a few attended on Saturday night, will be in the same squad with other teams based at Bulawayo, Chicken Inn, Bulawayo Chiefs and Bulawayo City in matches. planned for the Barbourfields stadium.
FC Platinum will face Triangle, Whawha and Ngezi Platinum Stars.
Mpofu said the main goal of the friendly match was to buy time before the start of the season and that they also wanted to check on tactical issues such as ball possession, ball circulation and ball retention.
âWe have applied good defensive principles and we need to work on our transition from our defensive mode to attacking more where we are a little too slow,â said Mpofu.
He said he was also happy with the fitness level of his players before saying the team was ready for the season.
FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza said he was happy with his boys’ performance.
âIt was a good game, we wanted to check the physical condition of our players. There are also other key technical and tactical issues that we need to work on, but I’m generally happy with the form of our team. FC Platinum is indeed ready for the season, âMapeza said.