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Philani Ncube targets Bosso scalp

by Staff reporter
04 Aug 2017 at 16:37hrs | Views
HARARE City coach Philani "Beefy" Ncube believes they cannot win against Highlanders if they park the bus.

The Sunshine Boys plunge into that battle at Barbourfields on Sunday.

Beefy is not new to Bosso's tactics and he is convinced that sometimes you fight with fire to succeed.

"They are one of the most attacking sides in the Premiership. And if you sit back and try to defend, they are bound to create more chances to score.

"You cannot beat highlanders that way. I have not seen them this year play but I know their style and I know what they are capable of," he said.

Harare City edged CAPS United 3-2 in their last league match while Highlanders also won 2-0 away to Shabanie.

The former How Mine and Bulawayo City coach believes it is easy to motivate his players against a big side like Bosso.

"Playing them is already self motivating and I'm sure the players will raise their game.

"And we are also aware that they have a fighting spirit which has nothing to do with the names in their team.

"Yes, they may have lost the likes of Rodreck Mutuma and Prince Dube but they are much more than just that.

"Whoever wears the black and white shirt is certain to give you problems and we have to brace for a very tough game," said the Harare City coach.

Harare City have managed 21 points from 19 games so far and they are hoping to add to their tally and improve their chances of surviving relegation.

Bosso on the other hand lost a bit of ground compared to the pace setters and they are on 31 points after 18 games.

For Beefy, the most disappointing thing has been their inability to defend well.

"Yes, we won 3-2 in the last game but you will realise that sometimes we may not be able to score those goals and you end up losing the game. So we do not want a situation whereby you have to score four or five goals to win a game.

"We need to be strong defensively. I'm not happy with the way we have been conceding goals. We are still preparing for the game and I can't say who is out and who is in for the Sunday match," he said.

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