‘I HAVE NO HARD FEELINGS’
24 November 2017
AFTER suffering defeat to Harare City in the Chibuku Super Cup, How Mine coach Kelvin Kaindu says he does not hold any grudge against the Sunshine Boys.
Kaindu faces the same opponent at Rufaro tomorrow in a game that could see Harare City relegated regardless of the result.
Harare City are hoping to win and pray that Hwange and Bulawayo City fail to get a result in their respective matches.
The Zambian mentor could however seal the Sunshine Boys’ fate without looking at other results.
“I can’t say this will be revenge for us. This is just a game of football. You lose some and you win some.
“We failed to utilise our chances in that cup final and missed an opportunity to go into Africa.
“But then, that does not mean that we have anything against Harare City. It is unfortunate they find themselves in this situation,” Kaindu told H-Metro.
“I cannot say I feel for them either. We are just concentrating on our match as How Mine and hope to finish the season on a high.”
Going in the Chibuku Super Cup, Kaindu and Harare City coach Philani Ncube were at each other’s throat.
How Mine lost the battle on the field of play, but they could just have the last laugh.
Hwange face ZPC Kariba at Nyamhunga tomorrow at the same time while Bulawayo City will be playing relegated Bantu Rovers.
“Obviously this will not be an easy match for us as they are fighting for something. So we have to be at our best to win the game,” Kaindu said.
While Harare City worry about relegation, Kaindu is thankful they managed to survive in a season they struggled financially as a club.
As things stand, chances are high that they could lose some of the key players frustrated by the club’s situation.
“I cannot say much about that because I believe that is for the management to talk about. But I must thank the boys for the great character even in the difficult circumstances we sometimes found ourselves in during the season. They did very well,” he said.
Players like Praise Tonha and Milton Ncube could be on their way out.
Despite the tough conditions at How Mine, Kaindu still found a way to charm good players to come on board, including Peter Moyo.
“I guess sometimes it is about how you talk to the players, the relationship you build and how you help him on and off the pitch,” Kaindu said.