Fungai Muderere and Raymond Jaravaza in BULAWAYO
HIGHLANDERS coach Brito Baltemar has given up on the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title race after the goalless draw against Bulawayo Chiefs at Barbourfields on Sunday.
With five games to go, Bosso are NINE points behind leaders Ngezi Platinum Stars.
“Even if we try to do our best, in these last six or eight matches, we have shown that the problem is not on planning because Plan A, B, C, D have all failed.
“We can change the system, the players, but the results are still the same.
“With me going there with the national team for about 15 days I don’t think I’m to blame.
“I conducted one session after that, it was not so fair that I took charge. I did it because no one wanted to take the responsibility.”
In their last five games Bosso have drawn four times and lost once in a season they once went for a 19-game unbeaten run.
Brito asked the club leaders to buy him a quality striker and he specifically wanted Obriel Chirinda.
He also had other names on his wish list but the club’s bosses did not give him what he asked for to try and boost the attack.
There are claims Chirinda wanted to be the best paid player at Bosso.
“We have structures that govern us as Highlanders and we upset those structures by paying a player like Chirinda more that Ariel (Sibanda) and Muduhwa (Peter),” Highlanders boss Johnfat Sibanda told club members at a mid-year meeting in June.