Talen Vision not contenders: Sweswe

21 Jan, 2022 - 00:01 0 Views
Talen Vision not contenders: Sweswe


Innocent Kurira
TALEN VISION coach Lizwe Sweswe has ruled out his side from the running to win the Southern Region Division One league this season.

A lot had been expected from Talen Vision given they were runners up to Bulawayo City in the 2019 season.

The side lost their opening Zifa Southern Region encounter to new side Ratanang 1-0 Fc last weekend.

Prior to that, they were knocked out in the first round of the Wafa Wafa knockout competition losing 1-0 to Arenel.

Sweswe says their target this year is to avoid relegation while building a solid side for the future.

“On paper, people feel we are title contenders, but that is not our mandate at present.

This is a new team that we have built from scratch.

We have roped in a lot of youngsters who have not played in this league before.

“For us it’s not about having a false start, but it is about seeing if l have the right players who can deliver for us.

For now, the objective is for us.

This is a long term project with long term results expected.

We are not saying we will lose every game, but this is a rebuilding exercise that we hope will produce top players.

“Two years without football is a long time.

A lot of things appear to be new to these boys.

It’s almost like we are starting from scratch.

“These boys had been training, but without a clear picture of when they will play, but that has changed now and things are getting back to normal which is great.

I am sure things will start shaping up around week five or six around there,” said Sweswe.

The club last week announced that they will be shifting base from Bulawayo to Filabusi.

The move was necessitated by the desire to spread the game hence the shift from Bulawayo to Filabusi.

A move to Filabusi means that Talen Vision will be sharing the same venue as Zifa Central Region side, Filabusi United.

In 2019, Talen Vision had Gifford High School as their home ground, but played the bulk of their games at Luveve Stadium.

The Division One league campaign got  underway this past weekend with six matches being played out of eight fixtures.

The Casmyn versus Indlovu Iyanyathela game couldn’t be played in Turk Mine owing to a waterlogged pitch.

The Mosi Rovers and CIWU encounter was postponed.

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