MUTARE CITY PROBLEMS LOOM
10 July 2018
MUTARE City coach Ndega Matsika blames the weekend defeat to lack of fitness as the players were not training in protest over unpaid salaries.
They suffered a 2-0 defeat.
“All I can say is what do you expect when the team did not train and also coming from the break?
“The players had to protest as they were not being paid their salaries, they therefore did not come for training before they face Nichrut,” he said.
“We need to put our house in order before it gets worse. We however conceded soft goals that could have been avoided and had the assistant referee allowed our goal to stand, it could have changed the complexion of the game.”
Mutare City have lost five players to date.
“We have only finalised on who is leaving, but we have not finalised on incoming transfers though there is going to be notable additions to our squad.
“The players that have left the club now add up to five and these include Tafadzwa Dube, Themba Ndlovu, Washington Pakamisa and Sadiki.
“We are ready and prepared to fight for relegation as we have come a long way to assemble this team though we are facing some hardships.
“Surrendering now is not an option, we will fight until the last point,” he said.