HIGHLANDERS striker Njabulo “Tshiki” Ncube who has been criticised for his behaviour which saw him receiving a red card in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) match against Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday, says he believes the club has other players who can do the job well in his absence.
Tshiki has been in good form for Bosso and was expected to play a major role in the top-of-the-table encounter, but was sent for an early shower by referee Thabani Bhamala following a clash with Dynamos defender Partson Jaure who had crudely tackled him.
Both players were given their marching orders in the 30th minute.
Dynamos went on to win the match 1-0 courtesy of an Ocean Mushure penalty in the dying minutes of the game.
Southern Eye Sport yesterday spoke to Ncube on his reaction to provocation by Jaure.
“I regret the way I reacted when Jaure kicked me. It was a very big mistake to make. I was not happy that he kicked me in the early stages of the game, but the referee did not notice. I think referees should take notice of such things from the start. But I let my teammates down,” he said.
Interestingly both players scored in the reverse fixture which ended 1-1 at Rufaro Stadium in a match where Jaure escaped expulsion after his kung-fu kick on Highlanders attacking midfielder Milton Ncube.
“We train very hard in preparation for our games. I trust my teammates because at Highlanders now no one is guaranteed of starting a match. The team is shuffled every week. I believe that the players who will be selected will do the job well”, he said.
“I am praying for a good result because any team can go on top of the log table depending on the next results,” the former Railstars striker said.
Ncube, who has scored nine league goals for Bosso, will miss the matches against Motor Action away in Harare and the clash against Triangle at Barbourfields Stadium.
Dynamos are now top of the log table on goal difference with 48 points from 26 games, Harare City have 48 points too while Bosso are third with 47 points from the same number of games.