Mhofu laments poor finishing

HARARE - ZPC Kariba coach Sunday Chidzambwa says there is no need to panic despite watching his charges slips to their second straight defeat against struggling Tsholotsho over the weekend.  

Instead, Chidzambwa lamented his team’s inability to finish off chances and has demanded an improvement in front of goal from his players.

The former Zimbabwe national team coach is still looking for his first win since he replaced Saul Chaminuka as Kariba coach, but ultimately fell short as he succumbed to his second straight defeat.

Having lost 1-0 in his first game in charge against Triangle, ZPC controlled the game and saw numerous chances go begging against Tsholotsho before going down by an identical scoreline.

“It takes patience,” Chidzambwa told Daily News yesterday. “It would be nice if we could be perfect right now, but I am not worried. Against Tsholotsho we never lacked desire.

“There are little things we need to improve. We had numerous chances to score, if we had gone ahead to score we could be talking about a different game.

“You can’t be panicking when you are creating chances. I thought the boys played well. The fact that they created chances means it’s just a matter of time before they star scoring.

“We need to be focused working hard on our next matches and start winning games. We are not going to be crying.

“We are not going to be blaming anybody else other than having a look in the mirror and getting ourselves back on track.

“I know as a playing group we are on the right track, and I have got supreme confidence in the group of players in there that we will start winning games soon.”

Chidzambwa said while he is happy with the current players in his squad, he would also use the mid-season transfer window to beef up the club.

“The executive is working day and night to try and lure some few new players,” he said.

“I am not at liberty to divulge then names at this point in time as it will jeopardise negotiations but the truth is we will be adding one or two new faces.”

Chidzambwa had exited the Premiership on September 5, 1999 following Dynamos’ two-nil defeat to Tunisia’s Esperance in an African Champions League match at the National Sports Stadium.

He went on to coach the Warriors and was later banned for life for his involvement in the Asiagate match-fixing scandal but later bounced back when the ban was lifted.

Chidzambwa, one of the most respected local coaches, also had a stint in the South Africa Premiership league before ending his coaching stay in the South African National First Division in 2013.

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