Heric not looking far ahead


After being inactive for the past three weeks due to Peter Mponda and Robert Ng'ambi's participation at the Africa Cup of Nations with Malawi, Leopards now have to play catch up with their fixtures playing two matches every week until the season ends on February 13.

However, Lidoda Duvha have put themselves in a strong position to win the League, trailing leaders African Warriors by two points with two games in hand in the closing stages of the season.

"It was very important for us to win the game against Dynamos as it brought about the kind of morale booster that we needed in our team.

"It was not the first time that we have dominated a game but fortunately this time around we managed to come out with all the points unlike in the past when we would dominate and come out with nothing.

"But I have been constantly telling my players that we should not look at promotion because the job is not done as yet.

"We are not even talking about promotion just, but rather focusing on the next game. I also think we have benefitted from having an extended break as it has allowed the players who were injured to recover."

Heric adds that playing catch up is adding no pressure to his team.

"We just have to look to the next match rather than count points that we don't have already," he reasons.

"It is always important to have all your players available, like now, although we had Fischer (Kondwe) back a while ago after he was dropped from the national team because of some discipline issues. But the way forward for us is to maintain focus," he says.