FC Platinum coach Rahman Gumbo said he was impressed by his team’s performance after edging Motor Action 2-1 in the Bob 88 Super Cup semi-final match at Sakubva Stadium on Saturday.
A goal in each half by Donald Ngoma and Joel Ngodzo was enough to end the Mighty Bulls, good record at the stadium which saw them winning thrice last year.
Their good run included a 2-1 win over Monomotapa in the BancABC Sup8r Cup quarter-final match before beating the same squad by the same scoreline in the Mbada Diamonds first round match in September and ended their fairy tale in the eastern border city by beating Zimbabwe Saints 2-0 in the Mbada Cup semi-finals.
Platinum gave new acquisitions, national Under-23 captain Qadr Amini and former Highlanders stalwart Gilbert Banda runs and the pair enjoyed a good day in office as they thwarted the Motor Action defence for the greater part of the match while Louis Matawu also had a decent performance.
Ngoma was a thorn in the flesh for the Joey Antipas-coached side as he terrorised their defence from the very onset with a bagful of tricks and darting runs from the left flank.
Speaking to NewsDay Sport after the match Rahman Gumbo said he was still trying the new players.
“If you try new players and come up with a good result then that is something to appreciate and I am very impressed with how the new players have adapted into the system. We are still trying the players so that they could effectively fit well into the system,” he said.
The Midlanders are on the right track although they should up their tempo if they hope to reach the promised land in the African Champions League.
They face Swazi champions Green Mamba in the preliminary round on the weekend of February 17-19.