The Club technical boss Madinda Ndlovu says his players’ fitness have improved tremendously in the past few games, and he predicts that very soon, they will reach the levels he would have expected at the beginning of the season.
For the first time this season, Highlanders never ran out of steam on Sunday when they bombarded Hwange from the first up to the last minute of the Castle Larger Premier Soccer League match which ended 0-0 at Barbourfields stadium.
The technical manager has in previous matches, indicated that he was not happy with his players’ match fitness as they struggled to run for the entire ninety minutes.
Addressing journalist during the Club’s Thursday press conference ahead of the Saturday PSL tie with city neighbours Chicken Inn, Ndlovu said has always been happy with the way how his charges played, but his major concern has been their level of fitness.
“My worry was not that the team was not playing, my worry was that the team was not fit enough to the levels which we had wanted them to be, which had a very vast improvement in the last game and at training this week its showing that the players are getting back their speed and their mobility,” Ndlovu said.
He further added that unlike in other matches where substitutions were inspired by players’ failure to carry on, against Hwange changes were made for tactical reasons as players never showed any signs of being tired.
“We did not substitute because of the player getting tired, we substituted to have tactical changes in the game,” he said.
Bosso will go to the Saturday match hoping to continue from where they left on Sunday, as they are still searching for their first three sets of the points.