By Obert Sithole
Despite the Sakunda $890 000USD cash injection, Highlanders FC resumed group training five days ago and coach Mandla Mpofu says he is doing a crash program to prepare his team for the match against Bulawayo Chiefs next Wednesday.
Highlanders will face their bogey side Bulawayo Chiefs having prepared for the match in less than two weeks. Coach Mpofu remains hopeful they will get a positive result.
“We are doing a crash program, integrating everything, physical, technical and tactical aspects of the game.
“We don’t have time hence the crash program and there is nothing we can do and we are going to play that game as an unfit team,” Mpofu said.
“I just pray and hope we play well and get a positive result. If we do well against Bulawayo Chiefs on Wednesday we will book a place in the quarter finals.
“So far so good, the boys are putting everything and I hope they don’t tire before the match ends. I hope the boys will be able to manage the game and probably get a positive result, that is my hope.”
Highlanders are in group two and are in position two on the log tied on seven points with Chicken Inn who are at the top courtesy of goal difference.
Bulawayo Chiefs and Bulawayo City are on one point apiece and occupy positions three and four respectively.