Bruce Chikuni

SIMBA Bhora forward, Tinashe ‘Maswera’ Balakasi, is over the moon after being selected to represent Zimbabwe in the challenge match against Namibia at the National Sports Stadium on Monday.

Balakasi’s dream of donning the Warriors colours finally came true at the age of 32.

He is the club’s leading scorer with four goals despite enduring a reduced role for the better part of the first round.

‘’I was really happy with the call-up, I want to thank God for answering my prayer, I prayed for the moment and I was starting to believe that maybe it was never going to come,” he said.

“It brought joy to the club and, more importantly, my family.

‘’I did not know about my inclusion in the squad until our coach, Tonderai Ndiraya, informed me before our Saturday’s match against Yadah.

“But I still cannot believe that it happened and I was also happy with my performance and I also feel that with a bit of luck, I could have netted, I was really close.

“This opportunity has also challenged me to push to the extremes and to score as many goals as possible.”

The team’s keeper, Simbarashe Chinani was also selected but he was an unused substitute.

Meanwhile, Simba Bhora forward, Simbarashe Maramwidze, finally opened his PSL account in their weekend’s 1-1 draw against Yadah.

It means, he has now joined Balakasi on the list of the players who have now scored for the club in Division Two, Division One and the PSL.

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