Motor Action warn Highlanders


HARARE – Motor Action coach David George has indicated that his side will go into Sunday’s match against Highlanders at Rufaro Stadium with every intention of causing an upset to Bosso’s title aspirations.

Despite losing 1-0 to Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium last weekend, Highlanders are still in the reckoning for this year’s title and could assume the top spot is joint leaders DeMbare and Harare City failed to garner maximum points in their respective matches.

The Glamour Boys and Harare City are tied on 48 points at the top of the log, while Highlanders are second with 47 points from the same number of matches.

Motor Action, who have struggled financially this season, were relegated with four games to spare, ending their 14-year romance with the Premiership.

The Mighty Bulls had an indifferent season that also saw an uncharacteristic clear-out of players in mid-season, who were replaced by a bunch of teenage rookies hired on loan mostly from highly famed Aces Youth Academy.

In 26 matches, Motor Action have managed just three wins and nine draws which yielded just 18 points and their loss 2-0 to  Black Rhinos at home sealed their miserable fate.

The 2010 champions’ woes were further compounded after losing head coach Joey Antipas, now at Chicken Inn, with the former Warriors assistant coach citing poor working conditions for his resignation. 

George has however assured fans that his side are not merely there to make up the numbers, insisting they are there with the task of respecting fair play.

“Yes we have been relegated, but we need to go out with pride. Beating Highlanders at home will be a suiting send-off for these youngsters,” George told the Daily News yesterday.

“We are very mindful of the fact that they are in the championship race. We will practise fair play and we will not make it easy for them.

“We will go there and make a good game of it. We will go up there and try to win the game.

“This one will be exceptionally hard but we are playing well enough to go and try to win games. It’s a game of football and anything can happen.

Highlanders would not take the Mighty Bulls lightly as they are aware that the Eric Rosen-owned side handed them their first defeat of the season in Bulawayo.

After playing Motor Action, Highlanders will then host Triangle at home and that will be a tricky fixture for Bosso judging by how the two teams squared up in the Mbada Diamonds Cup tournament first round clash.

Gishon Ntini’s men are currently enjoying a purple patch and have climbed up to sixth position on the log table and may prove tough opponents for Bosso.

Bosso will then visit fellow championship contenders Harare City in Week 29 before wrapping up their campaign at home to Shabanie Mine.

The Bulawayo giants will be without their head coach Kelvin Kaindu, who left for England soon after the defeat to Dynamos to attend an eight month long coaching course.

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