I made the right choice - Jaure

HARARE - Partson Jaure was once again forced to justify why he snubbed Dynamos after celebrating winning the Chibuku Super Cup with Ngezi Platinum Stars on Saturday.

The 26-year-old, who spent two seasons at South Africa’s Absa Premiership side University of Pretoria, signed a one-year deal with the Castle Lager Premiership newboys in June after the relegation of Amatuks at the end of the 2015/16 season.

With a lot of people expecting Jaure to rekindle his romance with the Glamour Boys, where he won three league titles, the centre back instead chose to join Ngezi Platinum.

And with the Glamour Boys set to end the season empty handed, Jaure was celebrating after leading Ngezi to Chibuku Super Cup glory with an emphatic 3-1 win over FC Platinum at Baobab Stadium.

“I’m so excited to lift the Chibuku Super Cup. I joined the club during the mid-season and I have won today.

“I am happy because I made a good decision to join this great club,” Jaure told the Daily News after the match.

“Of course it was not an easy decision not to rejoin my boyhood club Dynamos when I returned from South Africa. But here I am today. I think it was God’s will to reach this far. I want to thank my teammates for accepting me and helping me settle well.

“I also want to thank my coach Tonderai Ndiraya for showing confidence in me. He has helped me a lot to build my confidence back and I’m really grateful.”

Jaure is confident the platinum miners can go all the way and dominate local football in a few years to come.

After struggling to cope with the intensity of the top flight in their opening matches, Ngezi roped in former Dynamos coach Ndiraya while Clifton Kadurira was demoted to assistant coach.

Following Ndiraya’s arrival, Madamburo also made some clever signings by bringing in Jaure, Kelvin Bulaji, Walter Mukanga and Criss Mverechena.

Results started to improve and in the league, Ngezi currently sit in mid table safe from relegation with only two matches to go before the end of the season.    

“I think the future of the team is very bright because we have a very good side,” Jaure said.

“Also our management is very professional and they are supporting the team well. With some few additions I see this team going far.’

Ngezi Platinum, who were promoted into the top flight league at the beginning of the year, defied the odds with a clinical performance rich in quality as it was in tactics on Saturday.

Skipper and man-of-the-match Liberty Chakoroma scored a brace while Bulaji got the other while FC Platinum’s came from the boot of Gerald Takwara.

Chakoroma was equally excited as well after helping Ngezi lift the trophy.

Interestingly, the former Buffaloes player was heavily linked with a move to Dynamos before a last minute switch to Ngezi after negotiations stalled with the Glamour Boys.

Chakoroma ended the tournament as the tournament’s top goal scorer with four goals a fitting achievement for a holding midfielder. 

“I’m very happy to win this cup. This is actually my first time to win a cup,” Chakoroma said.

“I ended up as the top goal-scorer. I just want to keep on working hard and hopefully go back and play outside the country.”

The platinum miners will now represent Zimbabwe in the African Confederation Cup and Ndiraya hoped their executive would avail funds to take part in the competition.

“I’m happy for the boys and the community. I hope the bosses will allow us to play in Africa,” he said.

“I want to thank the fans, they supported us from the onset.

“When I came here they believed in me after realising some positives.

“Even when the results were not coming they stood by us. This is for them and I hope they will enjoy the African Safari if the bosses allow us.”

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