Give Mahachi time – Kaindu

BULAWAYO - Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu has backed under-fire midfielder Kuda Mahachi, who is struggling to adjust to life at the Bulawayo giants. 

Mahachi made headlines during the January transfer window when he signed for wealthy South African glamour club Mamelodi Sundowns, who immediately loaned him to Highlanders until July.

The former Chicken Inn winger has had a quiet start to his Bosso career with subdued performances during the pre-season matches.

Mahachi took that poor pre-season form into Saturday’s 2014 Castle Premiership opener against Chapungu at Ascot Stadium that ended goalless.

Kaindu said the fans and the media should be patient with Mahachi, who came on as a second half substitute against Chapungu, as he still needs time to settle at the Bulawayo giants.

“Mahachi is a good player it’s only that people are expecting too much from him at a time when he is settling at the club,” said Kaindu.

“This is a new environment and the whole team is still to pick up the tempo so expecting wonders from Mahachi is too much. He will get there and by the time he leaves for South Africa in July you have seen the best of him.”

A lot was expected from Mahachi after he starred for Zimbabwe at the African Nations Championships in South Africa at the start of the year.

Mahachi was the poster boy of the Warriors team that reached the semi-finals of the tournament before losing to eventual winners Libya on penalties.

The winger has not enjoyed his short stay at Bosso and was forced make a public appeal to the club’s fans, who had targeted abuse at his wife, who was in the stands during the Independence Trophy semi-final defeat to FC Platinum two weeks ago.

Turning on to the match against Chapungu, Kaindu feels his team still needs more time before they hit top gear.

“There is need for patience because our game against Chapungu showed that we are slowly getting the cohesion among the players that is needed in a team,” said the Zambian coach.

“These players have been together for a short time and cohesion is at times not quick to get but I am confident that all is going to be well. There is no reason to panic at all since it’s just early days yet.”

Bosso were pre-season favourites to clinch the title away from Dynamos after making a number of big name signings at the start of the year.

The Warriors duo of Charles Sibanda and Felix Chindungwe together with Valentine Ndaba all signed for Bosso.

The club also welcomed back former sons Joel Ngodzo, Welcome Ndiweni, Khumbulani Banda, Rahman Kutsanzira and Njabulo Nyoni.

Comments (9)

Kaindu the Championship will go whilst your team needs more time who gives you that time iwe.

Maita Manyuka - 8 April 2014

People shouldn't judge Bosso through the performance of Dembare. The latter has been actively participating in the African safari. Please give Bosso a chance and stop this negative pressure who said the championship is judged through a single game? We still have some twenty nine games to be played. Dynamos can still lose twenty of these who knows.

Regalia - 8 April 2014

But then the question is how come Kaindu cannot secure tried and tested gunmen if he is really aiming ti make an impact , ball players are not known for consistent goal scoring

MASTER P - 8 April 2014

But then the question is how come Kaindu cannot secure tried and tested gunmen if he is really aiming ti make an impact , ball players are not known for consistent goal scoring

MASTER P - 8 April 2014

But then the question is how come Kaindu cannot secure tried and tested gunmen if he is really aiming ti make an impact , ball players are not known for consistent goal scoring

MASTER P - 8 April 2014

But then the question is how come Kaindu cannot secure tried and tested gunmen if he is really aiming ti make an impact , ball players are not known for consistent goal scoring

MASTER P - 8 April 2014

kunzima madhodha akutshipanga....u guys are always building and yet the yester year Bosso we knew was not building year in year out...ndakambokuudzayi kuti kwedu kuDmbare Pasuwa is always under pressure his job is only assured after a victory ...a draw will make him sleepless...imi munosekerera defeat...asazi kulomnyaka..if it was for us Kaindu would be in Zambia now.

munyongorosi - 8 April 2014

Actually, it is Kaindu and his technical department that should be under pressure and not Mahachi. The technical dept appears to be clueless about coming up with the right combinations. Kaindu and his technical team are just not up to ssratch.

N. Sithole - 8 April 2014

The truth KK sesidiniwe ngethimu Engela 1st eleven all over the world teams have always have probals but eyakho all the time we are seing new team ,please get us the team right ,when we look back Maphepha's team we would know the whole team Zenzo and Thabani strikers the back four Biya,Dazzy, Beke, Kaseke not this changing team like changing nappies

Gift Dube - 10 April 2014

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