HIGHLANDERS might have lost 1-0 to Harare City in a PSL match on Saturday, but coach Kelvin Kaindu is not throwing the towel in yet after his side allowed Dynamos to extend the lead on them.
The Bulawayo giants dropped one place to settle at third position on the log and traditional rivals Dynamos now lead them by four points.
ZPC Kariba leapfrogged Highlanders to settle at number two.
Kaindu admitted his side lacked character to win the match but said there are still a number of games to help them recover.
“We lacked the passion a bit and I know the team when they want to win. The character was not there at all,” Kaindu said.
“It is not good that we lost. I think we could have come out with maximum points to still push for the race.
“There are still a number of games to play but if we can drop points in a game like this it would be quiet difficult.
“All we need is to pull ourselves up and believe in ourselves that we can march on.”
Next on their itinerary are Chicken Inn whom they meet this weekend in Bulawayo.
Chicken Inn could be tricky for Highlanders as they are known to be occasional party-spoilers.