Having finished at the bottom of the Eastern Region Division 1 League, the Masvingo based army outfit, United Lions FC, will this season set out to restore the lost legacy as they hope to conquer and bring premiership action to Masvingo urban.
The army based side did not live up to the expectations of their fans despite having vast experience in the division 1 football.
In an interview with TellZim News, United Lions FC head coach Masimba Madziwana said his team failed its fans but change is definitely coming this season as the team is fully prepared and ready to reclaim their dominance.
“Physical fitness was a big challenge last season and this affected the performance of the team. We had multiple injuries but I can assure our supporters good results and we will definitely restore the lost hope.
“We have already started training and the whole team is good to go. We have had friendly matches in preparation of the coming season and we have high hopes of delivering. It is our hope to finish top of the log so that we can play in the top flight league with other big teams,” said Madziwana.
Madziwana also took time to heap praises on his goalkeeper Steven Mapedzamombe whom he said will this season have more game time considering his superb performance in his few caps last season.
“The young man has now matured and I am sure with him on the goal post we will concede less goals. Our team is now a well-oiled and we have given our boys enough time to prepare so as to avoid injuries,” said Madziwana.
United Lions is one of the region’s successful clubs in Division 1 giving some of the best teams in the province a run for their money despite a poor finish last season.
Madziwana is assisted by Mahala and Mugore with Masvingo’s nomadic coach Ezekiel Mutoda as his technical advisor.sport