HIGHLANDERS coach Kelvin Kaindu is delighted that his side is going for the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League two week break leading the log standings.
The Bulawayo giants edged Hwange on Sunday courtesy of a Milton Ncube first half strike to open a four-point lead at the top.
The league takes a break to pave way for the World Cup qualifiers where Zimbabwe would play Egypt at home and Guinea in Conakry.
“Going for such a break while you are on top is an advantage because you will not be having any pressure. I am happy because that was our target as well as maintaining that lead when we reach the halfway stage of the season,” Kaindu said.
The Zambian coach however warned his charges not to get carried away by the lead.
“I have been telling the players not to enjoy the sunshine at the top and relax. They know we still have a lot of work to do,” Kaindu added.
At this stage of the league race last season, Highlanders were on top but surrendered their lead towards the end of the season. Their campaign was hard-done by draws after going for 23 games unbeaten.
They are bidding for their first league title since 2006.