Akbay happy with progress


BULAWAYO – Highlanders coach Elroy Akbay is happy with the way his players have taken up his methods which has seen them rise to second place after only six matches.

The Dutchman arrived at the Bulawayo giants at the start of this year and has quickly turned around the fortunes of club.

Bosso are now on 13 points and trail log leaders FC Platinum by only three points.

Akbay was pleased with the way his side demolished Castle Lager Premiership new boys Ngezi Platinum Stars 4-1 at Baobab stadium last week.

That win took Highlanders goal scored tally to 12 in only six matches as they now average two goals per game.

“We won 4-1 and it was good. As a coach you want more than good results also you want very good football. I am so happy but there are still some things we need to work on,” Akbay said.

Akbay believes his team can achieve a lot of things in the Premiership as long as they work more on their shortfalls.

This weekend, Highlanders are at home to struggling Harare City on Sunday. They will be without their red hot forward Prince Dube, who scored a brace in the win over Ngezi.

Dube is currently in camp with the Young Warriors as they prepare to face Cameroon in Sunday’s 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the National Sports Stadium.

Evergreen fullback Bruce Kangwa is also doubtful to play against the Sunshine Boys as he is nursing an injury.

Meanwhile, as part of celebrating their 90 years in existence, Highlanders players will move in the western suburbs for a meet and greet with their fans tomorrow.

The team will start their tour at 9am up to 1pm.

They will visit Pumula Old, Cowdray Park, Makhandeni, Entumbane, Sibayaeni, Sizinda and Nkulumane and they will end their up Ok Mart in the city centre where they will have their lunch.

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