AS the be Mobile premier league nears an end Tafi c wish they could turn back the hands of time to start the season on the right foot.
With only two games to go before the end of the season the beleaguered ‘Matjimenyenga Boys’ find themselves in the bottom fi ve of the 16-team league.
Instead of looking within, the Reds of the North, have attributed their woes to the fi xtures most of which fell on Sundays, cancellation of some of their games as well as suspension of their games.
The Coca-Cola Cup, they say, has not helped their morale as they were eliminated from the race under controversial circumstances.
Club Public Relations Offi cer Thomas Chabalala told Voice Sports this week that the season had been too hectic for them. He said the club’s coffers had not generated much revenue as most of their games were played in the evening.
“We have had a problem of Sunday fixtures and evening turn up for these games has been very low hence not getting much from the gate takings.
Most of our games were postponed, we stayed at the bottom for too long and this really put us under a lot of pressure. We fought very hard to get away from the danger zone. Another disadvantage was when we were edged out of the Coke Cup and our key players getting suspended,” said the worried PRO.
Chabalala said to solve the suspension problem they had recruited three players from Zimbabwe; Thabani Moyo, Danisa Phiri and Marshall Machazani and that they were still waiting registration response from BFA.
He said the players would strengthen the midfi eld and strike force. He went on to say an away game against BDF XI affected them as it was earlier cancelled due to waterlogged Otse Police ground and power cuts at Molepolole Sports Complex led to another cancellation.
“We spent about P21 000 on transport, accommodation and food in our away games. We were lucky that Khanda & Sons offered to help us with transport at a reduced price.
As for the Chiefs game, we were told at the last minute that most of their players were in the national team camp but by then we had spent money to prepare for the game.”
Chabalala said they are now looking to earn maximum points from their remaining games to ensure that they stay away from the wrong end of the table so that they prepare better for next season’s campaign.