By Snodia Mikiri
Highlanders Coach Madinda Ndlovu said they should not be ruled out of the championship race.
Madinda said this after Bosso surrendered their lead to go down 3-1 at the hands of Harare City on Saturday.
It is City’s first win of the season.
City coach Mark Harrison fielded juniors who were difficult to contain for the visiting team.
Prince Dube gave Bosso the lead in the 25th minute before Munyaradzi Diro-Nyenye equalised three minutes later.
Walter Mukanga gave City the lead in the 34th minute before Tatenda Tumba sealed the victory in the 57th minute.
Mukanga missed an opportunity to grab a brace after his spot kick was saved.
“City were much hungrier than us today. We gave it away very cheap. The boys did not come to the party.
“We were struggling to distribute our passes. It goes back to our preparations.
“I did not say we are not a decent squad, I am talking about the shortcomings or the disruptions we got during our preseason camp.
“In the past two games we were very lucky to walk out with a point.
“We are not anywhere near what we should be. This is not the Highlanders that we know.
“We are a good team, we have good players, we just have to make sure that we pick up and get to a certain level that we win games and that is gained when you do proper preseason planning.
“It’s too early to start crying. We will do what we know best and make sure we come back in the game.
“We are not at the peak of our fitness that is why the players are not reacting fast.
“Losing one game doesn’t mean we cannot win the championship.
“You can lose four games and still win the championship.
“Mark my words, we will get the boys to where they should be. We are lagging behind but we are not out of the race. Don’t rule us out yet. We are still in the run.” H-Metro