HARARE – Despite being touching distance of the Mbada Diamonds Cup and still in with a chance of winning the Castle Premiership title, Harare City coach Bigboy Mawiwi has called on his players not to count their gains just yet.
Mawiwi, lured 13 new players to the Sunshine Boys when the season kicked off, is right where he wants to be at this crucial stage of the season.
In the Premiership, City are just one point behind log leaders and defending champions Dynamos while a 2-0 win over Hwange on Saturday ensured their passage to the last four of the richest competition in the land, the Mbada Cup.
They could have even been in a better position in the league had they not failed to garner a single win in their last five Premiership matches.
“It was coming because in the previous games we were playing well but we were not getting the goals,” Mawiwi said after the match.
“We have been struggling in our last PSL games but the important thing is that we are there. We are not over ambitious. We will remain level-headed.”
City captain Godfrey Nguwodzawo, who passed a late fitness test to put up a man-of-the-match performance, said there were ready to face any team they are paired against in the semi-finals.
“We will cross the bridge, which is the semi-finals of the Mbada Diamonds Cup, when we get there and hopefully we will do well and possibly reach the final,” he said.
Turning to the league, the 28-year-old Kwekwe-born striker said:
“We are going to take as much points as we can and see where that takes us.”