WhaWha Bank on Platinum Benevolence
BY TERRY MADYAUTA
The GWERU-based WhaWha team are betting on giants FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum to lend them some of their fringe players after the reality hits them in their taste for top football in the Chibuku Super Cup.
Coach Luke Petros admits his rookies need the support of seasoned elite league activists and that hosting players from both clubs will be a huge boost for the prison guard team.
Initially FC Platinum loaned them the pair of Lameck Nhamo and Simon Shoko, unfortunately the tenure of the players on the Platinum Miners card expired during the long layoff due to COVID-19.
Currently they have FC Platinum Under-19 graduate Keith Madera in their ranks, but they were unable to use him in the tournament due to a lingering knee injury.
Petros hopes these additions will strengthen his defense which has so far been the most porous in the Chibuku Super Cup.
His strike force also leaves something to be desired for lack of precision, having only managed one goal in the three matches played so far against 10 goals conceded.
“We are not rushing anything because we are also looking at our financial situation as a club,” he said.
“The good thing is that we’ll probably have FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum players.
“Our team is good, but we have areas for improvement. Those available have always been in a good mood.
“But I admit we need more seasoned activists, so right now we’re not rushing into anything.
“We have to wait and see what we get from the clubs that are ready to support our cause before we embark on a campaign to find new faces.”
The former Chiefs scorer believes the next group matches will be key in his attempt to reach a milestone in his first campaign as a head coach.
“It has been a test of character and experience, but I always hope to change fortunes in the next few matches. This is what we all want and what we hope for when we return to play.”
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