Murwira: The new Brazilian

HARARE - The  ability to play in multiple positions is one of the most valuable traits a footballer can possess, yet so few players can actually profess to be a jack-of-all-trades.

For Godknows Murwira, in his short stay at Dynamos after signing from relegated Shabanie Mine, his position on the field has been influenced either by the need of the team or the talent around him.

He has been deployed as a holding midfielder, attacking midfielder, right back or attacking winger and has shone brightly in all positions for the club.

The former Monomotapa player continues to excel wherever he has been asked to play by coach David Mandigora.

Most Dynamos fans were disappointed when the utility player Thomas Magorimbo signed for ZPC Kariba.

The DeMbare fans have already forgotten about Magorimbo, a man they used to refer to as the Brazilian, due to his tactical understanding of the game.

Murwira has easily replaced Magorimbo and the DeMbare technical team seem to rate the player highly.

“He is a rare talent; he has got everything any coach would want in a player,” Dynamos assistant coach Tonderai Ndiraya said of Murwira.

“He can play anywhere. The way he passes the ball is as good as anyone in the world. More is still yet to come from him. He is definitely destined for greatness. He only needs to keep his head down.”

Dynamos are fortunate to have numerous versatile players but Murwira has taken it to another level with the way he has excelled in various positions.

Wherever Murwira is deployed, he always brings the same approach and work ethic which has endeared him very well with the Glamour Boys fans.

“I only play wherever the coach has instructed me to play,” Murwira told the Daily News on Sunday.

“I am comfortable in any position although I enjoy venturing forward at times.

“As a football player, I think one has to adapt and if you have a good football brain, if you can read the game, you can manage it.”

Murwira’s technical proficiency with or without the ball is exceptional. Calm and calculated are some of the terms to describe him on the field of play.

He also possesses an acute right foot which makes him a danger from set pieces.

After spending the last two seasons fighting unsuccessfully against relegation with Monomotapa and Shabanie, Murwira feels his move to DeMbare gave him an opportunity to be in a side fighting for honours at the other end of the table come November. 

“I am looking forward to doing great things for Dynamos. There is always pressure playing for a club with a huge following like Dynamos and also given the high standard that has been set by others,” he said.

“I want to keep on working hard and improve my game. It was always my dream playing for Dynamos and I want to be remembered as one of the players who contributed to this team.

“I am looking forward to help the team win more trophies. Dynamos are a big institution and I feel proud wearing that blue and white jersey.”

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