Grayham FC ready to tumble

EASTERN Region Division One new comers Grayham FC are hoping to put to good use harsh lessons learnt against premiership teams when they begin their 2019 campaign this weekend.

As part of their pre-season preparations, the Ruwa-based side sparred against top flight teams Dynamos, CAPS United, Yadah and Herentals.

Although they lost all the matches, Grayham chairperson and club owner Gray Hama believes the experience gained in those defeats will give them an edge in the second tier.

“The picture as of now is full of illusion because we targeted Premier League teams mainly for our preparations…we went through torrid times against these experienced campaigners where we lost all the games,” Hama told the Daily News.

“But we are happy because it really exposed our frailties that we need to work on before we kick-start our season. It gave us time to shape up, time to learn and work on several areas as a team.”
Grayham FC have a young history in the game after they were established in 2011 starting off in the Msasa Area Zone.

They then graduated into the Mashonaland East Division Two were they also played for another three years before gaining first division promotion after they bought an open franchise.

“I like football so much to the extent that 10 years ago I used to be one of the players here. We intend to make it all the way to the Premier League but as of now as amateurs in the new league we just hope to maintain respectable log positions,” Hama said.

“We are not fighting for titles yet but at some point maybe three years down the line, we wish to make it into the Premier league.
“We are doing it from our own resources; we have a company that deals in timber, trucks and hardware so the main contributions are just coming from the company.”

Hama acknowledged that running a football club is not easy but says he is determined to help youngsters shy away from drugs and other social ills.

“At some point you have to suffer, surely get choked here and there but with the passion, with the motive as well as seeing this as a community project, I found it so necessary maybe to make things happen and eventually partners will come on board to assist,” he said.

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