Do we have a good fu­ture?

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I WOULD like to say con­grat­u­la­tions to Norman Mapeza and his tech­ni­cal staff for win­ning the 2018 league cham­pi­onship for the sec­ond year run­ning and com­mend the FC Plat­inum ex­ec­u­tive for a sound ad­min­is­tra­tion. The suc­cess type per­son­al­ity is com­posed of S — Sense of di­rec­tion

U — Un­der­stand­ing

C — Courage

C — Char­ity

E — Es­teem

S — Self-con­fi­dence

I will pick self-con­fi­dence. Con­fi­dence is built upon an ex­pe­ri­ence of suc­cess. When we first be­gin any un­der­tak­ing we are likely to have lit­tle con­fi­dence be­cause we have not learnt from ex­pe­ri­ence that we can suc­ceed. This is true, learn­ing to ride a bi­cy­cle, speak­ing in pub­lic, it is lit­er­ally true, suc­cess breeds suc­cess and it can be used as a stepping stone to a greater one.

Man­agers of box­ers are very care­ful to match them care­fully so they can have grad­u­ated se­ries of suc­cess­ful ex­pe­ri­ences, the same tech­niques, start­ing grad­u­ally and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing suc­cess we can at first find on a small scale. An­other im­por­tant tech­nique is the habit of re­mem­ber­ing past suc­cess and for­get­ting fail­ures.

This is the way both an elec­tronic com­puter and hu­man brain are sup­posed to op­er­ate. If we have to achieve suc­cess in our foot­ball lets im­ple­ment the things I just wrote. There is no short-cut to suc­cess.

Let’s learn from Ghana na­tional team, they had 14 Un­der-23 play­ers in the Ghana 2014 com­pe­ti­tion, they even reached the fi­nal. Now you can see suc­cess in fu­ture com­pe­ti­tions. Can we as Zim­babwe say we have a good fu­ture ahead?

At­ti­tude: The point that I want to make is coaches can bring about an im­prove­ment in at­ti­tude that rep­re­sents the big­gest and quick­est source of im­prove­ment at ei­ther in­di­vid­ual or team level. No amount of coach­ing will ever com­pen­sate for a poor at­ti­tude on the part of a player, but more and more play­ers are mo­ti­vated by the de­sire to be the best they can be, rather than sim­ply bet­ter than any­one else. This new player views the op­po­nent as an en­emy to be de­feated at all costs, but as a part­ner shar­ing a goal in a way that prompts both of them to do their very best. This demon­strates that win­ning is an at­ti­tude based on learn­ing from the past and liv­ing in the present.

Chicken Inn vs Black Rhi­nos: League game,

Lu­veve (03/11/2018)

To be hon­est this was the worst per­for­mance I have seen Chicken Inn dis­play­ing this sea­son. Both teams played as if it was the start of the sea­son. They strug­gled with com­bi­na­tion play with no three com­plete passes by both teams for the en­tire game. A draw was the fairest re­sult.

High­landers FC vs Harare City (BF) High­landers’ way of play­ing dis­played in the first half, where they pro­duced a sen­sa­tional strike, a block buster of a goal out­side the box by Ti­nashe Makanda in the 24th minute showed they re­ally wanted to win the match and even­tu­ally got three points af­ter beat­ing the Harare side 2-1.

The sec­ond goal came from Ariel Sibanda af­ter Makanda was clum­sily tack­led by a City de­fender to give Bosso a penalty which was con­verted by the goal­keeper who showed his team mates how it is done af­ter Bosso had missed penal­ties in about three pre­vi­ous games.

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