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By Mugove Chigada / Published on Monday, 23 Apr 2018 15:42 PM / No Comments / 486 views

23 April 2018

HIGHLANDERS made sure Ngezi Platinum remain within reach with a 3-1 win over Shabanie at Barbourfields yesterday.

Ngezi Platinum had opened the gap on Saturday after they edged Mutare City 2-1 at Baobab.

Bosso are now second with 17 points, two points behind log leaders Ngezi Platinum.

Ngezi Platinum coach Tonderai Ndiraya admits there is pressure and they will have to try and grind results no matter the challenge ahead of them.

“Look, I think to be quite honest, we were not ourselves. We didn’t play the way we normally do. But look, what is important is the three points at the end of the day.

“No matter how you play, the most important thing is three points. We know how we play and we will try in our next encounter to play the way we play. But I’m happy,” said Ndiraya.

“We struggled but we managed to get what we wanted.”

Ngezi Platinum had dropped two points in the previous game, the only game they have failed to win this season.

“This is football. We knew one day we would drop points and it happened last week. It is something we had not planned but in football, anything can happen.

“That is what happens. Despite dropping points on that day, we were good, better than what we did against Mutare. So you may play well, and not get what you want. And you may play badly and get what you want.

“We have come here, collected points. How? It does not matter. We look forward to the next game,” he said.

Ndiraya is not happy with the scoring record.

“We want to score as many games as possible but sadly, in the games that we have played well, we have not been able to score goals to kill off matches. The first goal they scored for us and the second goal we scored for ourselves,” he said.

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