HIGHLANDERS gaffer Kelvin Kaindu says he will not be under pressure playing defending champions Dynamos in a match that many believe is the 2012 Castle Lager Premiership title decider, when the two sides meet at Rufaro Stadium tomorrow.
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Before leaving the City of Kings for the match yesterday morning, the Zambian said any coach feeling the pressure under any circumstances, would be in the wrong place.
“There is no pressure. There is none at all. This is what we do and this is what we were born to do. If you are going to be under pressure, then you are not supposed to be here,” Kaindu said.
Kaindu, who brought positive change to Bosso, a team which last won the championship in 2006 under Methembe Ndlovu — going for 23-matches unbeaten before that feat was halted by a 3-0 drubbing by Monomotapa in Harare a few weeks ago — said he was taking tomorrow’s game like any other.
2006 was was the year Bosso last beat Dynamos in a league match, accounting for the Glamour Boys at Barbourfields and Rufaro to claim the title.
“Our approach to this game is the same. We are taking this match just like any other, although we know what is at stake.
People might say it’s the title decider, but the league is still on with some games still to be played,” Kaindu said.
Kaindu called for calm among Highlanders supporters and said they should come and enjoy the game — but would not be drawn to comment on the championship.
“Let the fans come in their numbers and present an atmosphere to enjoy and cheer the team and celebrate and at the end of the day the best team will win,” Kaindu said.
With five matches remaining to the end of the season, DeMbare on 58 points, lead Bosso by two points and a win tomorrow will open a five-point lead for the defending champions while victory for Highlanders will put them on top by a point.
Save for Honest Moyo, who is out due to injury, Kaindu said his whole squad was raring to go lead by skipper Innocent Mapuranga, who missed the Mbada Diamonds Cup quarter-final match against Monomotapa in Hwange due to bereavement.
Masimba Mambare will be the man to watch at Bosso. He could be starting with Cleopas Dube and young Ozias Zibande upfront, with Milton Ncube, Bhekimpilo Ncube, Simon Munawa and Mthulisi Maphosa in the centre.
Ariel Sibanda, Erick Mudzingwa, Bruce Kangwa, Bruce Tshuma and Lawson Nkomo also travelled with the team.