AS the 2018 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season approaches the mid-season break, relegation threatened teams have spoken out on how they are going to strengthen their sides to avoid relegation.
Bottom-placed City Council bankrolled sides — Bulawayo City and Mutare City sit at the bottom of the log tied at 11 points followed by Shabanie Mine at 13 points.
Shabanie Mine (13 points)
The team currently has no coach after their gaffer, Takesure Chiragwi resigned last Friday. The club executive said there will be changes in terms of the coach and the players as they continue their quest to fight relegation.
“Our coach resigned last Friday and we are definitely looking for a coach as we played our last game without a gaffer. We will also be looking for a number of players to beef up our squad so that we rise up in the log,” said Shabanie Mine CEO Tavaziva Mhloro.
Bulawayo City (11 points)
The team has a new coach, former Highlanders coach Amini Soma Phiri after firing Darlington Dodo for poor performance last month and he has made it official that change is inevitable, if a possibility of swimming out of the relegation zone is possible.
“We are definitely going to have changes in the mid-season break. I initially wanted to bring in eight players into the team but unfortunately the PSL only allows us to make five changes in the team. I have already engaged the players although l won’t name them because it’s an internal issue which I first have to run with the executive but we will definitely change,” said Amini Soma Phiri.
Mutare City (11 points)
The City Council bankrolled side also fired their coach Joseph Takaringofa last month.
“We cannot comment at the moment, we will hear from the coach as he hasn’t contacted us at the moment on the issue,” said their Spokesperson Edison Kalulu.