Masomere believes again

MUTARE - Buffaloes coach Luke Masomere is confident his team will avoid relegation from the Castle Premiership this season.

The well-travelled coach watched his playersm who have not been paid their salaries and bonuses since the beginning of the season, beat fellow strugglers Bantu Rovers 2-1 at Sakubva Stadium on Saturday.

Although they are not out of the woods yet, the Mutare-based soldiers are now in seventh place with 27 points.

"We are one of the worst clubs in terms of almost everything but we want to be the best out of the worst teams," Masomere said following the win over Rovers.

"It’s a good result in the sense that we got all three points. We have to be serious to succeed in fighting relegation. I'm happy we played badly but got a good result, it’s also a sign that we can fight to the bitter end.”

This is a different tone by Masomere from that of last week when he threatened to quit the Mutare club.

In recent weeks, Masomere has been running around Mutare with a begging bowl asking for donations from well-wishers to help his players get a decent meal.

This dire situation had forced the coach to proclaim that Watungwa Watungwa would be relegated at the end of the season.

“We might be eighth or seventh on the log now but we have the capacity to go down,” proclaimed Masomere a week ago.

“I’m really worried about the situation as we speak because our team might drop to the lower division.”

However, the win over Bantu Rovers seems to have changed Masomere’s mind and it appears that he is willing to soldier on in the difficult times and hopefully retain their Premiership status at the end of the season.

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