Gandare wants to emulate Jaure

HARARE - Just over two years ago Nigel Gandare was deemed too young and too inexperienced to play in the Dynamos starting line-up.

Gandare had arrived as a fresh faced teenager upon graduating from the Glamour Boys’ junior side.

He would be signed as a member of the five junior products for the club in 2012 and 2013 season and had to be settle for a place on the bench for most of the time.

The former Prince Edward School student was then loaned to ZRP FC during the 2014 season where he did well to command a first team place.

The 22-year old defender was rewarded with a recall to the defending champions for the forthcoming season and has already been touted as a direct replacement for Themba Ndlovu.

Ndlovu was the mainstay of the DeMbare defence last season but decided to cross the floor to join ambitious Harare City at the end of last year.

Gandare is eager to show his true promise this time around upon his return to the Glamour Boys.

“I am happy to get a chance and play for the first team; it has always been my wish to play for the first team,” Gandare told the Daily News.

“I hope to do my best for the team. There are some players who were loaned and never came back but as for me I have been afforded the chance to show case my talent.”

The former Young Warriors defender says he wants to follow in the footsteps of defender Patson Jaure, who was once loaned out by the club but made a huge impact on his return to DeMbare.

Jaure, now at South African Premiership side Pretoria University played for Dynamos juniors before he was loaned to Division One side La Liga and went on establish himself as a cog in the first team on his return.

“I think Jaure has opened the way for us. I hope to follow in his footsteps. He was our senior when we were still at the juniors and I am eager to emulate him,” he said.

“I think I have developed and I have come to play not to warm the bench. I know there will be stiff competition for places but competition is good for the club.”  

Gandare is part of the five new players that has started training with the Glamour Boys this week.

Some of the new acquisitions for the reigning champions include former CAPS United striker Kelvin Bulaji and Godknows Murwira, who signed from relegated Shabanie Mine. 

Goalkeeper Tonderai Mateyaunga, who signed from ZPC Kariba, was also unveiled while young midfielder Carlos Rusere was also retained from a loan spell at DC Academy.

Comments (3)

In Dembare players come and go. You leave Dembare you give opportunity for new stars

liberty shungu - 15 January 2015

Dembare, de Eveverything, de People, de Nation at large

liberty shungu - 15 January 2015

plz dembare boys give us best show this season. we there for you

michael nyambuya - 23 January 2015

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