THE ONLY WAY IS UP FOR TAFIC
Despite the mathematical realities stacked against them, Tafic will go into Saturday’s game against Centre Chiefs still believing a great escape is possible.
Encouraged by an improved performance in the narrow loss against BDF XI last weekend and the 6-0 hammering of Orapa in their last home game, there is a newfound optimism in the Tafic camp.
The mathematics will tell you that the club is seven points from safety with only five games left to play, and that they are 24 points behind the league’s top scorers having beaten them only twice in the last seven meetings.
But with nothing to lose the team can play with a freedom that might well defy their league position.
With other relegation threatened sides facing each other this weekend a win for beleaguered Machiminyengacould send the relegation battle to the wire.
Speaking to Voice Sport this week Tafic mentor Darlington Dodo said lack of concentration in the second half against BDF contributed to their loss.
“We should have buried them by half time but when they equalised early in the second half we invited pressure back onto us and ultimately paid the price.”
However Dodo is still adamant that the team will not be relegated.
“It is not going to be a walk in the park, but Chiefs will be in for a big surprise. Playing a so-called big team is a motivation on its own.
Players want to prove themselves in such games and they make sure they double up their efforts. I have done my part during training and I expect them to deliver,” said Dodo.
Meanwhile Magosi Coach Mike Sithole said his side would be wary of Tafic after a good performance they showed against the army side in last Saturday’s televised match.
“We cannot afford to lose the remaining games because we still have a chance to win the league. Only three points separate us with log leaders Rollers,” said Sithole.
Capital Bank MAN OF THE MATCH
27-year-old OarabilePowe was chosen Capital Bank’s Manof the Match in Tafic’s last game against BDF X1.
Powe who joined Tafic this season from Central Fighters in division 1 scored his first goal since he joined the club.
“It’s a pity we lost our game though we played well.
This weekend Tafic family should expect a victory.
We are going to fight with all we have until the last whistle. I thank the supporters for being patient with us and they should continue with their support.”
Powe will receive P500 as the second of Capital Bank’s four game sponsorship of the club’s Man of the Match award.
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