BY TERRY MADYAUTA NEW Black Rhinos coach Stanford “Stix” Mutizwa is hoping to lead his side to a top eight finish following their impressive draw against FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium on Saturday.
Mutizwa has only presided over two matches since replacing Herbert Maruwa, who was sacked last month.
Since he was appointed to the Rhinos hot seat, the army side has picked four points in two matches after beating Cranborne Bullets and drawing to FC Platinum.
They occupy seventh position with 10 rounds of fixtures remaining before the curtain comes down on the league race.
And Mutizwa is leaving no stone unturned to achieve a respectable finish.
“The idea is for us to finish well. A top eight finish is not bad, so I am targeting a top eight finish,” he said.
“The fact that we drew with FC Platinum shows that we are good. The message to the team is to maintain our play and style. If you play to anyone’s style, you are bound to lose. It’s better to draw but winning is the only goal. It’s not too late to achieve our goal, but we have areas that need to be polished. There is not team worth underestimating. Any team can cause an upset.”
The army side has so far amassed 35 points, the same as Highlanders above them and one behind fifth and sixth-placed Herentals and Manica Diamonds.
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They became the first team to score against FC Platinum, who had had a 10-match unbeaten run.
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