It's all gloomy – Ariel Sibanda

HARARE - Highlanders skipper Ariel Sibanda admitted they have run out of ideas to lift the team after the defeat to Harare City signalled a deepening crisis at the Bulawayo giants.

Bosso are going through a lean spell this year and at the weekend their stuttering continued when they were handed an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by City to crash out of the Chibuku Super Cup.

The defeat was the fourth straight for Bosso in all competitions, conceding a massive 11 goals while scoring just once in the process. 

Sibanda admitted the atmosphere has been somewhat subdued at the Bulawayo giants and it is now up to the players to show their character.

“We failed to make use of chances that came our way. If you noticed we were on top of the situation but somehow we lost concentration at crucial stage of the game and find ourselves trailing,” Sibanda told the Daily News after the game.

“We don’t know what is happening. We have never experienced anything like this before. We are trying hard to get back to winning ways. I think we need to regroup and stay focused.

“It’s hard for everyone at the team. I don’t know where the problem is but we trying hard to improve. Maybe it’s just a bad spell. Everyone is perplexed; I hope we will improve in the next matches.

“The important thing to do now is not to lose hope. We still have a lot to play for and it needs collective effort from everyone in the team.”

Mark Mathe, who took charge of Bosso on an interim basis following the resignation of Kelvin Kaindu, saw his disastrous start continue as Highlanders conceded seven goals in two matches.

Bosso are 10 points behind log leaders and bitter rivals Dynamos with only five matches to go before the season ends and could find themselves out of the top four risking the chance to defend the Mbada Diamonds Cup.

This season, only teams finishing in the top four will play in the tournament that will commence soon after the season ends.

Currently, Highlanders are on 39 points and face stiff competition for fourth-place finish from Hwange, FC Platinum, Harare City and Chicken Inn, who are all within striking distance.

Comments (2)

Fire all those old horses they are useless. Too old to run

papaya - 21 October 2014

If i were the Highlander's gaffer i would by now start preparing for the future by identifying talent from juniors teams,those capable of blending with the few talented and committed experienced players cause there is no future with the current squad

GLAMOURBOY - 21 October 2014

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