Sweswe talks tough

HARARE - Tsholotsho coach — Lizwe Sweswe — whose side is battling to remain in topflight football has promised to derail steamrolling FC Platinum when the two sides meet this weekend.

Sweswe declared that pressure is on Norman Mapeza and his impressive boys who are yet to lose in 14 straight league matches. Mapeza takes his title-chasing team to White City stadium on Saturday, knowing that he has to win the game at all cost if he is to make his privately-held dream of winning the league crown, a reality.

“Look, I think the pressure is on FC Platinum because they are fighting for the title as for us we are taking this game like any other match,” Sweswe told the Daily News.

“We know that FC Platinum play well but like in any other match, we are targeting to collect maximum points. There is nothing to change because we are in the same league with FC Platinum.”

Tsholotsho are running out of games to secure their status in the premiership but still hold hopes of surviving the chop at the end of the season.

“Yes we are living dangerously but we still have high chances of surviving relegation this season,” said Sweswe.

“So far I am happy with the performance of my boys; they are playing as a team and we are not under pressure, we have to approach our last games with the right attitude and also we need to play our normal game.”

Mapeza has refused to write-off Tsholotsho insisting the Bulawayo side “remains a threat” in their quest to win their first championship.

Going into the match, the Zvishavane-based side are currently in second position on the log standings with 44 points and trail log leaders Chicken Inn by five points. After a difficult start to the 2015 season, the platinum miners have emerged as strong title contenders having turned around their season with a 14-game unbeaten run which has seen them climb to third place on the log table.

“Tsholotsho is not different from other clubs; it’s just three points at stake not seven. We will play them the way we played other teams in the league,” Mapeza told the Daily News yesterday.

“It is too early to talk about the championship, we are just working and we do not want to put ourselves under unnecessary pressure our target is to continue with our fine form.”

In the reverse fixture, Mapeza’s charges hammered Tsholotsho 3-0 and will be hoping to complete a double against Sweswe’s men.

Fixtures

Saturday

Tsholotsho v FC Platinum (White City Stadium), Flame Lily v ZPC Kariba (Rufaro Stadium 1300hrs SS), Harare City v Triangle (Rufaro Stadium 1500hrs SS), Chapungu  v Buffaloes  (Ascot Stadium)

Sunday

Caps United v Highlanders (National Sports Stadium 1500hrs SS), Whawha v How Mine (Ascot Stadium), Dongo Sawmill v Hwange (Vengere Stadium), Chicken Inn  v Dynamos (Barbourfields Stadium)

Comments (3)

People like Sweswe should not just say things inorder to be in papers.Does he really believe in what he is saying?

juks - 25 September 2015

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