Mhofu feels the heat

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Te­dious Manyepo Sports Re­porter

ZPC Kariba coach Sun­day “Mhofu” Chidzambwa has ad­mit­ted he is now feel­ing the heat af­ter his team, which promised much in the ini­tial stages of the cam­paign, has gone for eight straight league matches with­out a vic­tory.

The Kariba side were in fourth place af­ter Week 10 of the fixtures when they beat Tsholot­sho 1-0 at Nyamhunga but they have since slipped to sev­enth af­ter draw­ing five matches and los­ing three of their last eight games.

That 1-0 win over strug­gling Tsholot­sho, in which de­fen­sive pil­lar Tawanda Mun­yan­duri scored the soli­tary goal, was the last time Chidzambwa’s men bagged the max­i­mum points.

The vet­eran ga f fer con­cedes he is feel­ing the pres­sure. ZPC Kariba have found the go­ing tough, es­pe­cially in front of goal, although they have ex­pe­ri­enced for­wards like Lim­ited Chikafa and Tinei Chi­tora. “Ob­vi­ously, when a coach goes for such a long pe­riod with­out win­ning a game they have to feel the heat,” said Chidzambwa. “I am un­der pres­sure to try and work out a win­ning for­mula for my team. “We have gone for eight straight league matches with­out tast­ing a vic­tory. That is bad enough. “And we have to sol­dier on and pre­pare hard for the up­com­ing matches and re­turn to win­ning ways.” The Kariba team visit Cha­pungu at Ascot to­mor­row hop­ing for a con­fi­dence-up­lift­ing vic­tory. “I just hope that the bad spell is now over and I am look­ing for­ward to our match against Cha­pungu,” said Chidzambwa. “It is ev­ery coach’s dream to win all the matches his team con­tests. “Un­for­tu­nately, it has not been the case for us as we have been found want­ing, es­pe­cially in front of goal. “We have been play­ing some fan­tas­tic foot­ball in the league, boss­ing the mid­field and res­o­lute in de­fence but the goals have not been com­ing. “I hope and trust that the goals will soon come.”

ZPC Kariba coach Sun­day “Mhofu” Chidzambwa

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