Akbay remains calm

HARARE - Highlanders coach Erol Akbay has played down talk of a crisis at the Bulawayo giants following a six-match winless run that has dented their Castle Lager Premiership title hopes.

Bosso’s last league win came in the previous round when they beat CAPS United 1-0 at Barbourfields Stadium last month.

However, Bosso remain dark horses in the title race as they sit in third place trailing log leaders FC Platinum by 10 points with 10 matches to go before the season comes to an end.

“We are not where we would like to be in the league just now but all hope is not lost,” Akbay told the Daily News yesterday.

“There is still an awful lot to fight for and there is no reason for people to be getting too downhearted or giving up at this stage. Big teams like Highlanders are measured by the very high standards they have set over the years but we are nowhere near a crisis situation just yet.

“In football, such things happen, it’s just a bad spell but we will definitely get back to winning ways. As the technical team, we are very aware that we need to rectify the problems as soon as possible. The results are bad yes, but we will pick ourselves up. Something really needs to be changed and we are meeting as the technical team today (yesterday) to see how best we can work things out. We have to decide what we need to do to ensure we start picking up maximum points again.”

Highlanders have another tricky fixture at the weekend when they face former coach Kelvin Kaindu who is beginning to find his feet at How Mine.

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