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Mutasa downplays ‘ECD’ project

…as senior guys fall to Zambians

Despite their impressive performances in wins against perennial rivals Caps United and Highlanders in two consecutive weekends, coach Lloyd Mutasa believes that his experimental young squad which has received praise across the Zimbabwean football landscape is not yet good enough to land the Harare giants the championship.

By MatchDay Reporter

Speaking after his more senior players fell 2-1 to visiting Zambian side, Buildcon Mutasa said that their success will be determined by their depth as the season was too long to bank on the young turks.

“It is a pity that you guys (media) would like to shower these boys with praises after only two matches but we are talking of a long season and when we talk of a season we mean depth, you will need depth.

“The coming back of these senior players was always part of our plan because if you look at clubs such as Mamelodi Sundowns you will realise that they have a large pool of players to choose from and we would want the same,” said Mutasa.

His young team made light work of cross-town rivals Caps United and Bulawayo giants Highlanders on its way to clinch the ZNA Charities Cup recently.

Mutasa’s senior side which featured its big names such as Christian Epoupa, Ocean Mushure, Raphael Manuvire and Obey Mwerahari fell to Buildcon FC which was playing its final game in Zimbabwe after a two-week pre-season camp in Harare.

The Zambian outfit recently signed the Zimbabwean quartet of Devon Chafa, Nqobizitha Masuku, Partson Jaure and Tatenda Mukuruva.