NDIRAYA FINDS HIS MATCH
… Banks on defence
UNBEATEN TONDERAI Ndiraya faces his biggest test of the season in the form of Lloyd Chitembwe.
That showdown between CAPS United and log leaders Ngezi Platinum has been set for National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Memories of how Ngezi Platinum were humiliated by CAPS United in the second half of the season last year are still fresh.
Chances are there could be a repeat and Ndiraya will be banking on his defence to keep CAPS United at bay.
“Look, Liberty and Frank Makarati has struck the right chord since the start of the season. Their combination is working for us. Of course Keith Murera and Kenneth Bulaji are also complementing them well.
“So it is the understanding between two center halves, of course our wingbacks coming in to complement them, and that understanding has really worked for us. I hope the combination will keep going,” he said.
“They have really done well and we have really worked hard in training to get that combination going, to get that combination working. So I hope the focus will continue to be there.
“We hope to desist from some of the lapse in concentration we saw. Overall I’m impressed by the clean sheets and how they have worked together this season.”
Ngezi Platinum humiliated Yadah 5-0 in their last encounter but chances are they will not have the luxury of scoring more goals this time around.
The Coach of the Month for March, Ndiraya, does not want his charges to get carried away when they are in the lead.
He was not happy with how his charges behaved after taking a 3-0 lead against Yadah.
“So that is what we want to work on. But I think it is something to do with our mentality when we scored three goals. We thought maybe the game was done and dusted.
“With a bit of luck and clinical finishing, they could have got some goals,” he said.