SHEASHAM coach Lizwe Sweswe has warned his players against getting carried away with the team’s current good form, urging them to stay grounded and work harder as they are not yet out of the woods.
The Gweru-based team has remained unbeaten in their last five matches, where it posted impressive results by accounting for FC Platinum and Chicken Inn, among others.
Today, they will be involved in the Chibuku Super Cup preliminary round tie against Black Rhinos at Baobab Stadium in Ngezi and while their primary target is survival in the topflight, they want to use the cup competition to improve on their cohesion.
A win will see them take on Manica Diamonds at Gibbo Stadium on Saturday in the first round of the competition.
But Sweswe is first to admit that this will not be an easy assignment, even though Rhinos have been struggling this season.
“There is still a lot of work to be done. Yes, we won the recent league matches but that also doesn’t make the next assignments easy,” Sweswe told NewsDay Sport yesterday.
“They have their own problems; we have our own things to focus on. Of course, the cup competition is important but we have all energies on the league
“These matches will help us in terms of cohesion. We will go there to fight and hopefully we progress.”
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In his four matches at the helm of the club, they picked a plausible eight points, with two wins and two draws.
They also started scoring after going for eight matches without hitting the target, with Liberty Masveure getting their three goals in the last four matches.
The Construction Boys are yet to get a goal in their backyard, Bata Stadium.
Sweswe hinted that he was likely to rest Masveure, who picked an injury during their encounter against Chicken Inn at the weekend.
In the other preliminary round tie match, Cranborne Bullets entertain Yadah at the same venue.