Antipas: We now need to be more consistent… as security officials, marshalls, stadium owners engage in a crunch meeting

20 May, 2022 - 11:05 0 Views
Antipas: We now need to be more consistent… as security officials, marshalls, stadium owners engage in a crunch meeting Joey Antipas


Fungai Muderere

CHICKEN Inn head coach Joey “Mafero” Antipas says while it was good for his side to be back on top of the table, there was a need for them to become more consistent and maintain their pole position.

The Gamecocks are coming from 0-1 away triumph over troubled CAPS United. It was a result that saw the Simbisa Brands-sponsored 2015 league champions dislodged by Dynamos at the apex of the log standings.

DeMbare had their epic tie against Highlanders abandoned right at the end when they were trailing 1-0 in a game that was played at a packed and heaving Barbourfields Stadium.

Gamecocks are now on 31 points, one ahead of second placed Dynamos.

“It was good to get all three points against CAPS United. It was a good performance from the boys. We were very solid at the back and we are happy about the maximum points that we got and it is good to be back on top of the log. We need to maintain that and contain pressure. It’s early days yet but we need to be more consistent now,” said Antipas.

Midfield genius Brett Amidu, who is now on four goals, scored the only goal of the match.

The Green Machine are still trying to recover from the in-house problems that resulted in three players being fired this month and they have already lost Clive Augusto to Gamecocks.

Augusto, a Chicken Inn returnee, graced the Gamecocks versus CAPS tie at National Sports Stadium.

Meanwhile, on Monday the Premier Soccer League (PSL) suspended all Castle Lager PSL matches until further notice following incidents of violence and hooliganism that continue to take place.

The PSL strongly condemns such acts as they can only serve to tarnish the beautiful game of football. We are currently engaging all key stakeholders to find lasting solutions to these challenges. We have scheduled a meeting with security officials including the Zimbabwe Republic Police, club security officers and marshals as well as stadium owners on Friday 20 May 2022,” said PSL in a statement.

PSL have requested Highlanders, Dynamos and the ZRP to furnish them with reports detailing the events that transpired at Barbourfields Stadium last Sunday.

“We will take disciplinary action after receiving the said reports. We take this opportunity to apologise to all football loving fans, our sponsors and stakeholders. We hope to address these challenges before resuming football matches,” further said PSL.

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