Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu insists winning the 2012 Castle Lager Premiership is not part of his mission, but building a team for next season is the big plan.
This is despite the fact they are unbeaten in 15 matches and have opened a four point lead at the top and are nine points ahead of Dynamos, following the 1-1 draw at Barbourfields Stadium before 25 000 fans.
Kaindu, yesterday said despite the draw, he felt his charges played well and the team had fared well in the first half of the season.
“I think the team has done well especially looking at the 15 games in which we have gone unbeaten. Of course, we have won and drawn some of our games and even yesterday (Sunday) we drew, but we played very well. We are not talking about the championship and like I have always said, we are still building a team to compete next year,” Kaindu said.
The Zambian national said he was assessing four Ugandans, who have been training with the club for a week and was targeting two local players for the second half of the season before the mid-season transfer window period closes on July 31.
Kaindu could not be drawn into divulging any names, but sources said Bosso was targeting FC Platinum players Nelson Mazivisa and Allan Gahadzikwa on loan deals.
Mazivisa is on loan to Platinum neighbours Shabanie Mine.
“It’s really difficult to talk about the players that we are looking at, looking at the financial position of the club. We have four Ugandans that have been training with us for a week and still have a few days before the window closes.
“I am not really in a position to comment. Locally, there is one or two players we are looking at, but I am not going to make any comment yet,” Kaindu said.
Dynamos assistant coach Tonderai Ndiraya was yesterday ecstatic with the draw at Emagumeni saying the point salvaged from the log leaders put them on the right track to retaining the title.
“We want to retain the cup and yesterday’s (Sunday) match will push up that feat. It is difficult to come out of Barbourfields with a point. We hope to collect maximum points before us get to the half way mark.
“We have difficult matches ahead, but we have to do well especially against Caps United at home. We did not feel the absence of the Washington Arubi, Mukamba (Denver) and Murape (Murape) as we have able replacements. (Cliff) Sekete played well on his debut and Chigova made crucial saves,” Ndiraya said.