Snodia Mikiri, Sports Reporter
HIGHLANDERS coach Mandla ‘Lulu’ Mpofu said they are in the process of strengthening their strike force to address the team’s goal drought.
Bosso, who settled for a 1-1 against FC Platinum on Sunday, are the least scoring team in Premier Soccer League so far.
They have scored only eight goals in 14 outings.
Bosso had a slow start to the campaign that saw them going for eight games without a win.
“We are not scoring enough despite us creating more than enough scoring opportunities.
“I have been working around to try and beef up our last third, which is where we are lacking. I have two youngsters that will be joining us during the mid-season.
“Hopefully they will address our goal drought challenge,” said Lulu.
Mpofu has been in charge of Highlanders for the past two games and he has managed two points from possible six.
He said his intentions are to bring in three players to compliment his squad.
At the beginning of the season, Highlanders brought in striker Peter Nyirenda who was touted to bang goals.
“He (Nyirenda) is a good striker. He only needs time to adapt and start repaying us with goals. We are optimistic that he can give us the much needed goals,” said Mpofu.
Interestingly, goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda is the team’s top goal scorer having scored from the spot.
The striking quartet of Tinashe Makanda, Cleopas Kapupurika, Ray Lunga and Prince Dube have one goal each while defender Peter Mudhuwa also found the back of the net once.
“I can’t blame our midfielders for not supplying the balls or blame our defenders for conceding more.
“Our forwards are not scoring enough. They are missing chances that are easy to score than to miss but I am sure we will get it right with the new signings,” he added.
They are one place above relegation with 15 points, 12 behind log leaders FC Platinum.