We need to work harder: Masuku

Highlanders’ assistant coach Mkhuphali Masuku said this week his side would not get carried away by its recent good form.

Highlanders’ assistant coach Mkhuphali Masuku
Highlanders’ assistant coach Mkhuphali Masuku

Bosso are still among the favourites to land the Castle Lager PSL championship, but Masuku, obviously taking from the side’s near misses of the last two seasons, where they saw Dynamos relegate them to second spot at the last hurdle, said they would adopt a cautious approach to their assault.

He still believed that 2014 was Bosso’s season to win their first league crown since they last landed it when he was a player in 2006 – eight years ago.

Masuku, who advised the side’s fans to also hold their horses, drew comparisons from the 2012 and 2014 seasons, where the Bulawayo giants lost it by either a point or inferior goal difference to their Harare adversaries, who they have also failed to beat in the league for the past eight seasons.

“We have in past done amazingly well in the first half of almost every season, but lost it towards the end. That means we cannot start celebrating our current position on the log with so many matches still remaining,” he said. “At the moment, any of the top six teams can still win the league and that means we must work even harder if we are to emerge the eventual champions. Our main objective is to keep on delivering good results.

“At the moment we are at the top which is good for the team and our die-hard supporters but we want to maintain that rhythm we have always told our players not to get carried away. We are now well under pressure as the log leaders, but with enough focus and direction, I still believe me we are ready for all the challenges.”

Masuku said he was happy with the form of their striker, Charles Sibanda, who had scored 10 goals and was the leading goal-scorer.

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