Beefy quells promotion talk

BULAWAYO - Bulawayo City coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube has quelled promotion talk by insisting his side is aiming for a top four finish rather than the championship.

The former How Mine coach’s modest approach is seen as an attempt to lift off pressure from his pace-setting players.

The Zifa Southern Region Division One side sits at the top of the table with 43 points from 19 matches but Ncube remains modest.

“We are fighting very hard to make sure we avoid relegation come end of season. We are a new team in division one and we really wish to be in the top four by the end of the year,” Ncube told the Daily News.

“Being log-leaders does not mean we are champions. We have to remain focused and make sure we get as many points as we can. We are new and we are playing teams which have been in this league for years.”

Bulawayo City has in its ranks ex-premiership players and is indeed a championship contender contrary to what Ncube sentiments.

Bulawayo City is now home to former Highlanders players like Innocent Mapuranga, Arnold Ndiweni, Welcome Ndiweni, Bruce Tshuma and Simba Sithole among others.

Meanwhile, the Southern Region league honoured the top goal-scorer and journalist for the month of July over the weekend. Bantu Rovers’ pair of Bukhosi Sibanda and Linience Mpofu shared the top goal-scorer’s prize while the Daily News reporter Nash Mkokwayarira won the journalist of the month award.

Comments (1)

Bulawayo City, win it for my late brother, Mephias Webb Ndlovu

Maxwell Webb Ndlovu - 21 August 2015

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