Highlanders assistant coach Bekithemba Ndlovu is worried by the club’s unpreparedness two weeks before the start of the 2019 soccer season.
Bosso’s pre-season plans were thrown into disarray when players refused to turn up for training over a wage dispute.
Speaking after losing 4-0 to Chicken Inn in a friendly match played at the Barboufields Stadium on Sunday, Ndlovu said:
We are still in the pre-season; it’s worrying as the ongoing strike is affecting our preparations.
Most of the players are not with the team because of some things they need to solve with the management. These things are affecting everyone, not only the technical team but the team as a whole.
The players are losing out a lot from what is happening now. From my experience, what I know is games will be played as per schedule.
If this is over and next week we start to play the league, I am not sure that we will be ready to play. The league will start and they won’t wait for us to put our house in order.
Hopefully, the players will iron out their grievances with the team management and they will be back as soon as yesterday. Time is not on our side. We have lost a lot of time.
We need to prepare, failing to prepare I think is preparing to fail. Pre-season is six to eight weeks and we need to make good use of that time. Most of the players that we had in camp are not training with the team now. Our pre-season has been disturbed so much and it’s a big concern for us.
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