Harare City coach Mark Harrison has played down his team’s Premier League title chances after their third win in a row kept them nine points behind top-placed Ngezi Platinum after the latter’s win over on Sunday.
For the English man, “focus” continues to be the buzz word as one of the most open Premier Soccer Leagues seasons in the recent past enters a potentially dynamic and dramatic mid way.
The 57-year-old coach underlined his side’s small-team tag and adhered to the cautious stance he has embraced right from the point underdogs Harare City jumped into the fray as title contenders when they could potentially be playing division one soccer.
“We are not going to win the league. We have no ambition to win it,” Harrison told the Newsday.
“We were relegated last season, and we were given that reprieve, and we are back in the league. We are enjoying it, working hard to try to get better. Our squad is not like that of Caps United, or the Platinum teams squads, because financially we cannot compete with those clubs.
“We have to be happy with where we are and what we are doing. We want to get as high as we can on the log, we have to be ambitious of course, but we cant be over ambitious and crazy. To think we can win the league is over ambitious and crazy. We will try and push as hard as we can and see how far we can go. Personally I think one of the Platinum teams is going to win it, without any doubt.” he added.
City’s next play fifth-placed Chicken Inn away at Luveve Stadium today.