CAPS United are now just TWO points away from relegation trouble after a winless run stretching NINE games.
However, coach Lloyd Chitembwe says they will not be sucked into the relegation battles.
“In terms of performance, we were okay,” he said after losing the Harare Derby on Sunday.
“It wasn’t that bad, but of course, at the end of the day a game of football is all about results. We understand that.
“But the good thing is that you can only build from your performances and if we can build on these performances then it gives us the reason to go out there and play the next game believing we can win it.”
Makepekepe have the longest winless run in the league at the moment.
The players’ dues are reportedly up to date but Makepekepe have won only six of their 24 games.
They have suffered nine defeats and managed as many draws.
CAPS United players have played their hearts out in recent games but have not really done enough to walk away with the maximum points.
“I am a football coach and you know football is just a sport,” said Chitembwe.
“At the end of the day, it’s all about being competitive and those are the things that I obviously look for in my team.
“If the team is competitive and if it continues to give me the kind of performances that I want, then we have somewhere to build on.”
“Naturally, it’s disappointing but, at the end of the day, we all live beyond football.
“Of course, this season we have had a very mixed season. The start was very good but, later on, somewhere along the way, we derailed.
“I am sure we know our responsibility and our duty is to try and improve from there.
“This kind of a performance will give us the reason to go for training and work hard so that we can ultimately get the result that we can cherish.”