MSU continue to defy odds

GWERU - Midlands State University coach Joseph Michael is satisfied with his team’s progress in the Zifa Central Region Division One League thus far.

University beat rivals Gweru United 2-1 in a local derby at the weekend to move second on the log table with 39 points.

The students have the same number of points as the log leaders Hwahwa, but only trail by virtue of inferior goal difference from the same number of matches.

Tawanda Pitiri and Nyasha Simeti scored a goal each for MSU while Willie Juwakinyo responded for Gweru City with a well taken goal in the second half.

Michael is not currently worried about the log standings but wants his team to maintain consistency and is confident of winning the championship come end season.

“I am happy with our current position because we are at par with the pace setters,” Michael told Daily News yesterday.

“What is needed now is for the team to maintain consistency. This is a marathon and we should collect as many points as we can. We are happy with the way we have been playing lately, I can tell you that we are now aiming for the title. 

“There is still a long way to go though, which means we still have a lot of work to do. Our upcoming matches will not be easy because everyone would want to beat us.

“I think we now deserve respect because very few were expecting us to be where we are today. We just need to avoid complacency going forward.

“We don’t want to put ourselves under pressure. The most important thing is to stay focused throughout the season.”


Chrome Stars 0 Hwahwa 0, MSU 2 Gweru City 1, Vhumbachikwe 4 Nkayi 0, Tongogara 1 Silo 0, ZRP 3 Chomumvuri 0, Gaths Mine 0 Blanket Mine 3.

Comments (2)

Good going

Bridza - 18 September 2014

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