SAME OLD STORY
17 October 2017
BANTU Rovers were never going to survive in the Premiership and now as they head back to division one, they say they are satisfied.
Although they are still mathematically in, as the team occupying the last safe position, Bulawayo City, are on 31 points, their 5-0 defeat to Harare City was the last nail.
With six more games to play, Bantu could end on a possible 31 points if they win all the remaining games.
Manager Agent Sawu said the experience gained by their young players, the majority of which are under 20, will be vital for the future.
“We can’t preempt anything on these youngsters, but just know that we are more worried about the future.
“Bantu have given these young players a chance to perform and we will see where these young boys will be next year.
“That is our main concern. They just have to keep their feet on the ground and focus on the core business,” Sawu said.
Asked on whether there is a possibility of the club buying a franchise in the Premiership, he said: “What tomorrow holds for us, it is for the management to decide on that.”
Sawu added that he was not happy with their performance against Harare City.
“I’m disappointed by the way we conceded soft goals but it is work in progress for Bantu Rovers because you know that we are a developmental side.
“We had four or six under 18 players that played. Yes, it was a bit too much but we conceded soft goals. We still have six more games to go and our target is 18 points. From our side it was lapse in concentration from individuals.
“These are youngsters and it is something that can be fixed as they are still growing up,” he said.
Bantu Rovers face ZPC Kariba at home in their next match.