BATTLE OF CITIES
9 August 2018
MUTARE City head coach Ndega Matsika believes improved morale will help them get the better of Harare City at Rufaro on Friday.
The poor run in their last matches, the coach believes, was due to the low morale in camp caused by unpaid salaries, a situation that has improved.
“The reason behind our poor performance was clear, the players were not being paid. So it was clear that their morale was very low,” Matsika told H-Metro.
“We were conceding soft goals which were as a result of lack of concentration.
“Now I believe we will make a difference because the players have been paid some of their (money) which I believe will give the players better morale.
“We have managed to have much time to prepare for our match against Harare City. We are expecting to deliver a better performance.
“We have been training as usual for the past two weeks and we have managed to get back some of the injured players.”
Mutare City, who are bottom of the log with 11 points from 20 games, are favourites for relegation.
“It’s too early to talk about relegation, yes we are fighting relegation but mathematically, we still have high chances of surviving,” said Matsika.