20 April 2018
DESPITE last weekend’s defeat to FC Platinum, Harare City coach Mark Harrison believes they can bounce back with victory over Black Rhinos.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Harrison said they are confident of a good result at Rufaro tomorrow.
“It’s been a very good week for my side, actually it has been a good season so far.
“We are happy with our performance as of now, yes we lost in the hands of FC Platinum last week, and we accepted the defeat because FC Platinum is the best team in the country.
“We still have a lot to do to get to that level but am confident we will get to that level though it will take us time.
“As I always say, we are work in progress and we are moving in the right direction so a defeat doesn’t hurt us. We just carry on because we know where we are going and what we have to do,” he said.
Harrison believes Rhinos will not be easy.
“We know the kind of team we will be playing against when we face Black Rhinos this weekend.
“They are a difficult and well drilled army side, we respect them but that will not stop us from playing to win.”
Harrison said he is doing all he can to make sure his squad is ready for the coming assignment.
“What we are going to be working on first is mental strength because you know 90 percent of the game is played in the head.
“The stronger we are mentally, the better we will be because we know we are no match when it comes to the physical state.
“We know what Black Rhinos are and that they are a difficult team to play as an army team with probably a few civilians too.
“They are fit, strong, powerful and aggressive which makes life difficult for any player but we are prepared for them,” he said.
Harare City are stronger as the game progresses, but against FC Platinum they were still destroyed in the second half.
“Whenever we go in the game we always prepare ourselves enough so we know whatever the result that comes we have done enough on our part.
“As for Black Rhinos we have taken care of them we can only go on Saturday and hope our plan works,” Harrison said.