EASTERN Region second-tier football league side Hippo Valley technical adviser Moses Chunga believes that it is too early to dream of Premiership promotion despite opening an eight-point lead at the summit of log standings after defeating Tenax 3-0 at Sakubva on Saturday.
Report by Kenneth Nyangani
The Lowveld-based side is still to taste defeat in the campaign, but have dropped two points against former Premiership side Masvingo United after they were held to a nil-all draw in Chiredzi.
They have so far collected 25 points from nine matches,
Mutare-based side Tenax are occupying second position despite losing at home and have 17 points from the same number of matches.
In the match at Sakubva, exciting Hippo Valley player Tapiwa Dephistara scored a brace, one in each half, before midfielder Lloyd Masakuse headed home the last goal for the visitors.
Tenax could have reduced the arrears in the second half, but former Buffaloes striker Takunda Mapara’s penalty kick was saved by the impressive Hippo Valley goalkeeper Simon Kadirire.
Chunga said after the match: “We are in a competition with other teams and they also want to beat us, so we are not talking of promotion as yet and we have never said that we are favourites.
“And we are not reading much into the statistics, we just want to
entertain people with good football and that is what we are doing,” he said.
Hippo Valley chairman Tarisai Mudambanuki said they had the potential to end the season unbeaten.
“We have quality in both the technical department and the players and if they apply themselves to their full potential just like they are doing, then we are capable of ending the season unbeaten,” he said.