13 July 2018
IT never rains but pours for Ngezi Platinum coach Tonderai Ndiraya.
After four consecutive defeats, Ngezi Platinum face team of the moment Triangle at Baobab, a match that could further add to the home team’s woes.
Yesterday Ndiraya was however confident that they could change the script.
“We are confident that we will turn around things and hopefully in our next match we will get a positive result,” Ndiraya told H-Metro.
Ngezi Platinum have lost to FC Platinum, Bulawayo Chiefs, Black Rhinos and Herentals.
Such a run has left them six points behind FC Platinum who are top with 44 points.
“We have been through a rough patch and didn’t start the second half of the season well but we are confident of raising ourselves up and start charging forward again.”
Their strong showing at the start saw many foreign clubs targeting their players and some going for trials as revealed by H-Metro.
Their talisman Terrence Dzvukamanja in particular missed matches while at COSAFA before the trials.
“The focus of some players and the team in general was disturbed by four of our players going for trials in SA last week.
“Tichaona Mabvura was at Maritzburg United whilst Terrence Dzvukamanja, Michael Charamba and James Nguluve were at Wits.
“They have since returned and together with the rest of the team are now fully focused on the job at hand,” said Ndiraya.
Against Triangle, Ngezi Platinum will have to try and dig deep for a result.
Taurai Mangwiro’s charges are coming from a 5-0 win over Shabanie and they have been unstoppable of late.