The best is yet to come – Murwira

ZVISHAVANE - He is nicknamed “Zizou” after the legendary France and Real Madrid midfielder Zinedine Zidane but Godfrey Murwira bends it like David Beckham.

Murwira was the toast of Zvishavane on Sunday when he single-handedly propelled Shabanie Mine to a 2-0 win over Black Rhinos at Maglas Stadium in a Castle Premiership match.

The fullback scored a brace with two spectacular curling shots that would make Beckham green with envy.

Even Black Rhinos coach Arthur Tutani was left without words as his side went down to two well-taken goals.

“They ware wonder goals that deserve to win any match,” said Tutani after the match.

The 21-year-old Murwira, who joined Shabanie from relegated Monomotapa at the start of the season, opened the scoring in the 45th minute with a beautiful curling free kick from just outside the box which gave Rhinos goalkeeper Jonathan Zvaita no chance at all.

He capped his fine afternoon with another beauty in the 66th minute when he made a solo run from his own half, checked inside before releasing another curling shot with his weaker left foot which nestled into the far corner.

The individual brilliance was enough to see off resistance from a determined Rhinos who were coming in from another defeat at the hands of Chapungu two weeks ago.

Murwira, who took over the right-back position from veteran Philip Sithole, said the best is yet to come from him.

“Shabanie Mine gave me the best platform to showcase my talent. We have a good coach, good players and awesome supporters,” Murwira told the Daily News.

“With such kind of an environment it’s easier to achieve one’s goals. The best is still to come because we play as a unit, supporting each other so it was even easier for me to venture forward knowing that I have enough cover from my teammates.

“At Monomotapa I was used as a utility player where at times I played as an attacking player so scoring goals is nothing new to me.

“Actually, I am a good dead ball specialist and I am looking forward to scoring more of such goals this season.”

Shabanie have had a good start to the season under new coach John Phiri winning two games and losing one so far.

The asbestos miners began the season with a 3-1 over Triangle before losing 4-1 to Highlanders in their second match.

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