Highlanders chairman Kenneth Mhlophe says the executive has been satisfied with the performance of new coach Hendrik Pieter de Jongh.

Bosso have been undefeated since the arrival of the Dutchman in late September. The Bulawayo giants were staring at relegation but have since moved to a safer position while also managing to reach the Chibuku Super Cup semifinals for the first time in five years.

And with the good results coming in, the gaffer is inline to meet the given target of winning 70% of the games he will take charge until the end of the season for him to get a new contract.

Speaking in an interview with the Chronicle, Mhlope said: “As an executive and definitely the entire Highlanders’ family, we are very satisfied with the positive results the team has been posting of late and, of course, most of the credit goes to the new coach.

“De Jongh brought about emphasis on discipline, which his predecessor, Madinda tried to do, but somehow failed. He also introduced a new diet for the players.

“Above all, he is a good motivator and this has made him create good rapport with the players, who are now giving their all.”

De Jongh has presided over Bosso’s 1-0 victory over Dynamos in a Chibuku Super Cup match, 2-0 roasting of city rivals Chicken Inn, 1-1 draw with Herentals, 2-0 win over TelOne, 1-1 draw away to ZPC Kariba and 3-0 thrashing of FC Platinum in a Chibuku Super Cup quarter-final clash at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

The next match will be against Yadah tomorrow in Match-day 28.