By Collin Nikisi.
Fc Platinum coach, Lizwe Sweswe is expecting a tight contest against Al Hilal in a CAF Champions League away match in Omdurman, Sudan this Friday evening.
Sweswe says his team will not take their opposition lightly, despite being the underdogs.
“We have picked valuable lessons on our last away travels against Nyasa Big Bullets and UD Songo but we know we have to work hard to continue that form going forward. Our confidence levels are high but we take every game as it comes, so we have to make sure we are ready if we are going to get a positive result against Al Hilal on Friday,” he said.
“They are a good team who have been unlucky in some games, they have a good goalkeeper and lethal forward line. Our defence has to be wary of the threat they have going forward and keep them at bay, and we will have to capitalise on our chances to walk away with another win.”
Quizzed on his game plan Sweswe did not give away much and insisted they will not sit deep and defend.
Target man Rodwell Chinyengetere has been a shining light for the Zvishavane based team, and lead the scoring chart with 3 goals.
Sweswe says although it bodes well for the squad to have a forward of Chinyengetere’s calibre in their ranks, the team should be scoring more goals with then opportunities they have created.
“As long as the team is getting the wins, I am happy. It is good to have a player like Chinyengetere on our side but we have other offensive options as well. Eonde, Sibanda, and Nhamo have all had chances, they need to start scoring as well so we are not so reliant on Chinyengetere,” he said.
A number of injuries have hampered Pure Platinum Play from fielding a full-strength team in recent weeks, prompting Sweswe to express his desire in rotating the squad.
Perfect Chikwende and Lameck Chinhamo are the latest players to join the injury list.