Snodia Mikiri, Sports Reporter
HARARE City coach Mark Mathe is determined to end his winless streak when they face FC Platinum at Mandava this afternoon.
Mathe is yet to win match since taking over as head coach after the departure of Mark Harrison.
In the five games he has been in charge, he managed two draws and lost twice.
“My first win is long overdue, it’s that time where I have to psych up these players.
“This is the time where we have to start grinding results. I am looking forward to turn around our situation.
“I also have to show that I am worthy and I have what it takes to take this team forward.
“It will be a tough game, we are playing a formidable team, we have done our part and I think we have a strong squad that can get a positive result for us,” said Mathe.
FC Platinum will be looking forward to complete a double over Harare City, after dismissing them 2-0 in their own back yard in the reverse fixture.
Mathe said they have addressed their shortcomings and is positive they will not come back empty handed.
“Its unfortunate people will only judge the end product, but we have been performing well in our previous games despite not winning.
“We were lacking goals and it’s an area we have addressed. We have to create more and score more as well.
“We are going to play this game like our lives depend on this game because it does. We have to fight harder,” he added.
City will miss Tatenda Tumba who is expected to start lighting training this week.
Mathe said having the rest of the squad up for selection is a boost ahead of their clash today.
“Having everyone fit is a boost especially when we are playing the champions at home, we have to have our best and be at our best at the same time,” he said.