IT GETS TOUGHER FOR Kelvin Kaindu

Innocent Kurira in BULAWAYO

HIGHLANDERS have never beaten ZPC Kariba in a league game in the resort town.

And, on Saturday, Kelvin Kaindu and his men have the challenge of ending that unwanted record. 

ZPC Kariba were promoted to the Premiership in 2014. 

In their last two visits to face ZPC Kariba, Highlanders failed to score at Nyamhunga.

Bosso have visited ZPC Kariba on eight occasions, with four of the games finishing as stalemates, while the hosts have won the other four.

“It is going to be difficult. All we need to do is to be focused and also see every positive from the games that we are playing. 

“If you are a coach and you lose and you have created several chances you know the area you have to work on and also try to get into the game earlier. 

“If you look at the game against FC Platinum, their first goal unsettled us and because of that it is difficult to do what you would have planned.”

After the ZPC Kariba game, Bosso will then host high-flying Manica Diamonds.

Sunday’s defeat to FC Platinum was Bosso’s second loss of the season.

In the absence of suspended holding midfielder Melikhaya Ncube, Bosso was exposed in midfield and were completely dominated by the visitors. 

The central defensive pairing of Peter Muduhwa and Andrew Mbeba also appears shaky. 

Upfront, Kaindu needs his finishers to be more clinical. 

Last season, Bosso’s main struggle was scoring goals while their defence was watertight. 

Most of the goals were coming from defenders and midfielders. 

This season, the positive for Kaindu is that his strikers have been finding the net though not as regularly as he would want. 

Lynoth Chikuhwa is already on five goals while Brighton Ncube is on four goals. 

Fixtures

Saturday

Ngezi v Telone (Baobab), Bikita Minerals v Chegutu Pirates (Sakubva), Herentals v Bulawayo Chiefs (Rufaro), Arenel v Yadah (Luveve), FC Platinum v Hwange (Mandava), ZPC Kariba v Highlanders (Nyamhunga) 

Sunday

Chicken Inn v Simba Bhora (Luveve), CAPS United v Dynamos (Rufaro), Manica Diamonds v GreenFuel (Sakubva)

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