'Lecturer'calls for Shabanie renaissance

ZVISHAVANE – Long-serving Shabanie Mine midfielder Tafadzwa “Lecturer” Mombeshora, who is enjoying a purple patch this season, has called for a renaissance at the Chinda Boys.

The asbestos miners, who won the BP Cup in 2001, have experienced mixed fortunes this season flirting just above the relegation zone but have also reached the BancABC Sup8r semifinals.

Mombeshora who is known as the “Lecturer” has been in terrific form this season and is one reason why the club is slowly moving away from the drop zone.

The Kadoma-born midfielder was injured in the 2-1 loss to Chicken Inn in the first half of the season at Maglas Stadium as the Gamecocks exploited his absence to steal the win.

The towering midfielder proved the difference when he returned for the Sup8r quaterfinal against the same opponents at Mandava Stadium as he stopped the supply of clean balls to the lethal Tendai Ndoro.

Now that the Chinda Boys are in the semis where they will play Dynamos, Mombeshora believes that it is now time for the rebirth of the Zvishavane club.

“It’s good that we are slowly climbing up the ladder and we are heading towards where we should be,” Mombeshora told the Daily News.

“We are in the Sup8r semis and we have to bring back the glory of 2001 when Shabanie beat DeMbare in the BP Cup final.

“We are not just an ordinary team, we command a lot of following in the Midlands and our stadium is filled to capacity when we play at home and in fact we command the biggest following after Dynamos, Highlanders and CAPS United.

“We are working so hard that we have something in our cabinet. It’s been long since we last won a trophy.

“We have a good team and it’s only that we don’t get fair coverage as compared to other teams in Harare and Bulawayo where most media houses are based.

“We have players who are doing well but because of lack of recognition they easily get frustrated and later fizzle out. The draw in the semis against DeMbare gives us a perfect platform to prove our mettle.”

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