Ndiraya talks PSL title

MHONDORO - Ngezi Platinum Stars coach Tonderai Ndiraya is optimistic he has assembled a competitive side that could write their own piece of history by winning the championship only in the team’s third year in the top flight league.

Speaking on the sidelines of the club’s player unveiling in Mhondoro yesterday where they paraded nine new faces ahead of the 2018 season, Ndiraya revealed his ambitions to lift the league title this year after finishing third last season.

“I think we have got a very exciting team this year.

“This will be our third year in the league and obviously for any new team we were looking at building a very competitive side and that’s what we have been doing,” Ndiraya told the Daily News.

“Our team keeps getting stronger every year and I can assure you that this year we have a stronger side than the one we had last year. We brought in about nine new faces so far which we believe will add a lot of value to our team.

“I believe this squad can fight and win things. Of course competition is going to be very tough but I believe we are going to be in the thick of things this year.

‘We go into any competition to win it, so we want to be the best this year that is our target.

“Obviously, I understand it’s something that doesn’t happen overnight and it needs a lot of hard work.

“There is a lot of effort that needs to put and I believe we do that to get the results that we desire as an institution.

“Last season we were third which I believe was a remarkable achievement for the team but we want to go further and it can only be reasonable for us to aim for the big prize which is the championship. We want to be number one.”

The Mhondoro-Ngezi platinum miners unveiled midfield hardman Tichaona Chipunza, who joined from Dynamos, goalkeepers Tatenda Munditi who was with Harare City and Bernard Donovan who came in from How Mine.

They also unveiled Marlon Mushonga who left relegated Tsholotsho with Frank Mukarati also joining  from the now defunct How Mine while Kelvin Sande, Martin Nhubu and Master Chaonza were promoted from the juniors.

Ngezi also added some foreign flavour into their ranks by bringing in Ghanaian striker Steven Owusu Kaakyire to bolster their strike-force.

Ngezi has also retained the services of senior players such as Walter Mukanga, Tichaona Mabvura, Godknows Murwira and Qadr Amini among others.

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