Mafoso warns his players
KICK4LIFE coach, Bob Mafoso, has warned his charges against complacency after they have gone for four matches without a loss since the commencement of the 2018/19 Econet Premier League season last month.
The Old Europa based outfit, now under the tutelage of Mafoso who was appointed the head coach in July this year, started the new season on a high registering a 2-1 win against Lioli in Maputsoe.
In their second match, Kick4Life played to goalless draws with the LDF before sharing spoils with on song LMPS on a same score margin.
On Thursday Mafoso’s charges held the defending champions and the coach’s former paymasters to a frustrating 0-0 draw at LCS Ground.
In an interview with the Sunday Express, the no-nonsense Mafoso said there is still a long way to go and his charges need to keep cool heads and focus on their job.
“We still have a long way to go and the most important thing is seeing that my players keep their heads down and focus on the matches,” Mafoso said.
“We still have big challenges ahead of us so we don’t have to be carried away by our performance in the last four matches.”
He hailed his players for their willingness to work hard collaboratively which he said has been their biggest strength so far.
“I have young players who are hungry and willing to learn and I think that’s the secret behind their amazing performance. The senior players have also come to party and made the job easier for our youngsters. We are all working together and the results are there to see.
“We have played three teams that finished in the top four last season (Lioli, LDF and Bantu) and have not lost to any of them so that means a lot. We have also held LMPS who are in a great form so far this season,” he said.
He said the previous performances is however, a moral boost to his players going into their next matches.
“We have collected six out of possible 12 points in our last four matches which is not bad considering the caliber of teams we played. We are not trying to undermine any team but the fact is these teams differ so we have to be careful when playing teams which are in the same bracket as us. These results are a huge moral boost for the team,” Mafoso said.