Galaxy welcome international break
THABANG Busa, the coach of Econet Premier League new comers, Galaxy, has welcomed the week-long international break and says he will use it to work on his teams finishing ahead of their next league fixture against Linare.
All the Premier League teams are not on action this weekend as the senior national team Likuena face the Cranes of Uganda in back to back 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier matches (yesterday and Tuesday).
Galaxy came into the break sitting at the bottom of the 14 team log with just a point after five matches as they have lost four of their opening matches before they held Matlama to a goalless draw last Sunday.
Busa told the Sunday Express recently that the break will give him chance to work on his attackers’ finishing.
“This break has come at the right time for us because we have finally got that breakthrough in the league after registering a point against Matlama,” Busa said.
“That was the first step and I was satisfied with how we played and also ensuring that we didn’t concede in that match.”
He said in their past matches they have been working on their defensive model and he thinks they are now solid and can start focusing on scoring.
“It has always been about trying to be cautious at the back and ensure that we don’t concede but unfortunately luck hasn’t been on our side because in some matches we have conceded very late in the match. However, we are past that now and the target is now for us to go for maximum points now that we know we can play without conceding.
In that vein, we are focusing on our attack during this break.
“We are hoping to get a friendly against one of the teams in the lower division so that we can test ourselves and see if the boys understand what we want from them,” Busa said.
The former Matlama midfielder said they are now taking it one step at a time as to avoid unnecessary pressure.
“We are taking things step by step. This is why we were focusing on defending in previous matches so that we don’t get any unnecessary pressure.”
He was however, also said the break may work against his side’s momentum.
“The break may also work against us if we don’t manage it well since we had picked a momentum from the Matlama match and it has just been affected by this break so we still have lot to do to prepare the team.”
Galaxy welcome Linare at Maputsoe DIFA Ground on Saturday as the first match after the break.
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