FORMER Chicken Inn fringe player Bravie Ayanda Sibanda, who now plies his trade in Slovakia’s Third League for OFK Baník Lehota pod Vtacnikom, has so far scored 15 goals in as many games.
The Slovakian Third League recently reached its halfway mark and is now on a three-month winter break.
“It has been a fantastic season for me so far. I am happy that I have been regularly scoring for my team. We are now halfway into the season and I’m currently the club’s leading goal scorer. It’s all looking promising for me and I hope to continue shining. I wish to score more than 20 goals.
“We are on a three-month winter break, but we are already training as a team. My target is to continue scoring and adding value to the team,” said Sibanda.
He joined the Slovakian side last year from Swaziland Premiership side Tambankulu Callies on a one-year contract with an option to renew.
Sibanda said although he had encountered language barriers, he was feeling at home after securing what he described as a lucrative deal.
“Playing in Europe is obviously better than playing in Africa. I’m happy here. Yes, I don’t speak Slovak, which has been a challenge for me. However, football language is always the same. I have adapted well.”
During his days at Chicken Inn, Sibanda struggled to command a starting place, with then combative trio of Ben Nyahunzvi, Phakamani Dube and Joe Nyabinde being preferred.