Nyikadzino calls for consistency

HARARE - Chapungu coach John Nyikadzino has called for consistency from his players after they extended their unbeaten run to six matches over the weekend.

The Gweru-based side endured a turbulent start to the 2015 Castle Lager Premiership season.

The Air Force of Zimbabwe side drew their opening match of the season against How Mine before losing to Dynamos and Triangle respectively.

Nyikadzino’s side have turned around their season and have been a different team since that defeat to Triangle.

In their last six matches, Chapungu have registered two draws against Hwange and Buffaloes and have also managed to pick up wins against Highlanders, Tsholotsho and ZPC Kariba.

On Sunday, Chapungu walloped bottom side Dongo Sawmills at Ascot Stadium through goals by double scorer Tineyi Chitora and Nhlanhla Ncube.

Due to that good run, Waru Waru now occupy fifth place on the log with 15 points, five behind log leaders Triangle.

Nyikadzino, who was under fire and was on the verge of being sacked, is keeping his feet on the ground and urged his players to remain focused.

“I am happy with the performance of my boys, they are playing well and we are looking to remain consistent going forward,” Nyikadzino told the Daily News yesterday.

“We would like to thank our sponsors and our executive as well. I think their support is motivating us to be where we are currently.

“Also, the players are fighting for each other. I can say unity in the team is helping us. I told my players that we must remain focused and avoid getting carried away with these fine performances.”

After an indifferent start to the season, some Chapungu fans are already urging their side to mount a serious title challenge.

“It’s too early to talk about the championship now, as we said before; our targets this season is to finish in the top eight,” said Nyikadzino.

“We have many games to play before the end of the season but for my team I’m happy that combinations are now coming.

“We don’t want to put ourselves under unnecessary pressure. For now I think we are still in the right direction in as far as our targets are concerned.

“The league competition is interesting; at this stage no one can predict the champions as for us we are we will continue fighting till the last day of the season.”

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