Bosso, who eventually bowed out 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 stalemate in regulation time, still led the log standings with 30 points – three adrift of defending champions Dynamos, Caps United and newboys Kariba and that is what Kaindu based his analysis on.
The Zambian-born coach said their position on the log showed Bosso had lost much ground on their chase for a first PSL championship in eight years.
Bosso lost influential midfielders Kudakwashe Mahachi and Peter Rio Moyo and defender Milton Ncube to Absa Premiership clubs, but that did not phase their fight to get back to the top of the log, a position they had temporarily lost to bitter rivals Dynamos for a week.
Kaindu said he was happy that his side remained in contention for the top spot, as the league goes into the second round this weekend. “Our run has been amazing so far and I am very much pleased about the boys’ performance this far,” said the former Bosso star.
“It has been a hard fought battle, but one that I also should cherish because it has seen us remain on top and competitive. It has been brilliant that we managed to get to where we are even after we lost some of our star players and shows that we are united as a team and those players who do duty for this club are also worthy of the Bulawayo giants’ jersey.”
Kaindu said he was also pleasantly surprised by the turn of events.
“I must admit that I at one point also feared that we would falter when some of the key players left, but I am happy now. There is no doubt that being one of the giants of local football, most teams play their best game when they meet us and the departure of those players would have left us more exposed, but their replacements still responded well and we managed to hold on and are still pushing for what has been an elusive league crown so far.”Post published in: Football