Bosso thrashing was good for us: Masomere

HARARE - How Mine coach Luke Masomere says the heavy 5-1 thrashing they received from Highlanders at the weekend was a good football lesson which will help his side going forward.

The gold miners were reduced to mere amateurs by their Bulawayo neighbours in a one-sided match which produced a lopsided scoreline that many had not expected.

The previous week, How Mine had knocked Bosso out of the Chibuku Super Cup first round on penalties but on Sunday at Barbourfields Stadium the tables were spectacularly turned.

The self-confessed doctor of football was left perplexed as Knox Mutizwa scored a hat-trick while Simon Munawa and Obadiah Tarumbwa scored a goal each as Bosso completely outplayed How Mine.

Chikurupati do not have much time to regroup as they travel to Nyamhunga Stadium to face a struggling ZPC Kariba side this afternoon.

“We have analysed that defeat and we need to quickly focus on our next match against ZPC Kariba. We need to improve, there is no doubt about it,” Masomere told the Daily News yesterday.

“That was a very disappointing result and no one expected it to go that way. We need to quickly recover from the setback. We accepted it and we are now ready for new challenges.

“Such kind of results help to work on certain areas as a team. I think after that match we now know where we need to improve going forward.”

Masomere said they were not looking much into ZPC’s poor run lately and would treat the game with caution.

ZPC Kariba are coming to the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Dynamos last week at Rufaro Stadium which left new coach Sunday Chidzambwa on the brink of getting the sack.

“The match against ZPC Kariba will be even more difficult than the previous matches that we have played,” said Masomere.

“As you are aware that they have not been winning and are eager to start picking up points. I think they have a point to prove also. I think we are playing some good football but we only need to work on some small issues.”

Masomere is hoping some of his injured players will recover in time to start against ZPC. Defenders Nelson Touch and Heritein Masuku are some of the regular players who are struggling with injuries.

Chidzambwa will be desperate to pick up maximum points as he battles to save his job after failing to get maximum points in five attempts since taking over from Saul Chaminuka in June.

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