18 May 2017

HARARE City are set to wield the axe on their strikers even if they adjust their technical team before mid season.

They have scored a mere two goals in the first eight games of the season and continued their poor strike rate in a goalless draw against Highlanders yesterday.

Coach Mike Madzivanyika admitted that the goal crisis which have seen them score a record low goals, demands that they think outside the box.

That scoring record comes at a time when Harare City have also recorded their best defence record in the first eight games since they gained promotion, four goals conceded.

“We can see that we created two or three opportunities but we were missing the target. When we played against Ngezi we did not play well so we had to make changes,” said Madzivanyika.

For Highlanders this was a huge blow as they seek to get their title chase back on track.

Bosso had their last game against Dynamos abandoned after crowd trouble and they were hoping to recover from the setback.

Tatenda Tumba, who was one of Harare City’s outstanding players, was pulled out after a serious tackle.

Madzivanyika said they will get feedback from the doctors to know how serious it is.

Akbay was disappointed.

He said: “The result was very bad. The football was very bad. There was no communication from the midfield to the strike-force. When the keeper was getting the ball the midfielders were not moving.”

Bosso started with Rodreck Mutuma and Prince Dube in attack. In the second half they pulled out Allen Gahadzikwa for Ralph Matema to make them three strikers. Mutuma however was forced to play from deep

They still could not get the break.

“If you do not play football you can never win the game,” said Akbay, indicating that they had not imposed themselves well against a struggling Harare City.