'Our destiny is in our hands'

HARARE - Despite tight competition in the World Navi Northern Region Division One soccer league, Flame Lilly coach Nesbert Saruchera believes they are in a good position to win the promotion to the Premiership.

The Zimbabwe Prison Services side maintained their one point lead at the top of the standings after defeating DStv Rangers 4-1 at the weekend.

With four games to go before the end of the season, Saruchera’s charges now have 64 points while second-placed Gunners, who beat Starbill on Saturday, are on 63 points.

“The race is still on but I think we now have high chances of qualifying this season, for me I think our destiny is now in our hands,” Saruchera told the Daily News yesterday.

“We need to win all our remaining games. I always say to my boys that at this stage there is no room to underrate any team.

“We just need to play our normal game and as the log leaders we need to maintain our winning ways to remain on top position.

“We don’t want to put ourselves under unnecessary pressure. As the coach I am happy with the performance of the players this season.

“We managed to blend junior players with experienced players and it worked for us.”

Flame Lilly will face Lake Harvest, Commando Bullets, Starbill and Black Mambas in their remaining fixtures.

“We approach every match with caution, small team or bad team doesn’t apply in football if you are playing in the same league. I have told the team very clearly that they cannot afford to take anything lightly,” he said.

“The remaining four fixtures are not easy, we need to work extra hard and take each game as it comes.”

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