CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) debutants Bulawayo Chiefs believe that last weekenda��s 2-0 victory over defending champions FC Platinum was a big statement of intent.
Fondly known as Amakhosi Amahle, by pummelling the platinum miners, they recorded their second win of the season after seven starts and in that regard, the cluba��s secretary-general Dumisani Sibanda said: a�?At the start of the seasaon I highlighted that we are here (topflight) to compete and we are doing exactly that. Yes, we are still minnows in the league but our opponents can only underestimate us at their own peril.a�?
He added: a�?Last weekenda��s game was a morale booster for the youngsters and the game has opened our eyes that anything is achievable in the PSL.a�?
Sibanda also reckoned that decision of keeping the squad that earned them promotion into the PSL at the end of last year was positively impacting on their objectives.
a�?We brought most of our players from the Division One league and just made a few changes to the squad but the majority of the players retained their positions in the squad and they are doing just fine.
a�?The team went into the game as underdogs, the Platinum midfield was solid but our players managed to handle the pressure in that area and went on to reach the back of the net with so much composure,a�? he added.
Sibanda believes history will be made this season if the boys continue to work hard.
a�?I am just wishing the boys continue with their rhythm because l think so far they have managed to handle the topflight league pressure well. Ita��s difficult of course, but we also believe the boys are going to be serious competition in the league.
Sibanda said their target was collecting maximum points in the early games of the season.
Meanwhile, Chiefs will be travelling to Harare this weekend to face Black Rhinos at Rufaro Stadium.