We will come right: Mahachi

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HIGHLANDERS poster-boy Kuda Mahachi is not worried about his team’s pre-season performances and believes they will come right when the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season starts this Saturday.

THANDIWE MOYO
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

The ginger-haired Mahachi is on a half-season loan to Bosso from South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns.

The former Chicken Inn midfielder will be out to prove his abilities when Bosso take on Chapungu in Gweru’s Ascot Stadium in the season opener. Last weekend, he broke the thousands of Highlanders supporters’ hearts when he missed a crucial penalty against FC Platinum that saw the team losing 6-5 in an Independence Trophy semi-final at Barbourfields Stadium.

The nimble-footed midfielder said he was disappointed by the miss, but said there was still more he could offer the
team.

“It is part of the game. I wanted to score that penalty as well, but it did not happen. I apologise to the Highlanders supporters for missing that penalty,” he said.

Mahachi was the sixth man to take a penalty after Mthulisi Maphosa, Charles Sibanda, Bruce Kangwa, Gabriel Nyoni and captain Innocent Mapuranga had converted their spot-kicks for Bosso, leading to the sudden death edition.

The former Bantu Rovers and Chicken Inn midfielder is determined to put the hurt behind as they head to the Midlands on Saturday.

“We will play as a team when the season starts. We have gelled and I believe we will do well in the league. I have settled well at Highlanders and I am happy,” he said.

He, together with new signings Charles Sibanda, Welcome Ndiweni, Joel Ngodzo, Valentine Ndaba, Felix Chindungwe, Khumbulani Banda, Njabulo Nyoni and Rahman Kutsanzira, are expected to perform well for the team.

Bosso lost 1-2 against Chapungu in the CG Msipa Charity Shield in Gweru on March 1 and are clearly under pressure to do better this season after finishing second in two consecutive seasons. Their only solace was winning the cash-rich Mbada Diamonds Cup last season.