13 April 2016
MIGHTY WARRIORS fullback Nobuhle Majika wants the nation to celebrate their achievements.
The Women seniorsâ€™ side wrote their own piece of history when they booked a place for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio, Brazil.
On Sunday, Majika led the Mighty Warriors in Zambia as they booked a place at the 2016 Women Africa Cup of Nations finals, with a deserved victory over Zambia in the competitionâ€™s final round second leg at the Nkoloma Stadium.
â€œItâ€™s a great achievement not only for us but for all Zimbabweans. We are happy, my teammates and my coaches are happy too. We want to be celebrated. We expect the nation to be with us,â€ she said.
Majika is sister to Chicken Inn winger George (Majika) and Bulawayo Chiefsâ€™ Moses (Majika).
She admitted football legend Peter Ndlovu has played a pivotal role in her career.
â€œWhen he learnt that I was one of the few players from Bulawayo playing for the national team, he was happy. He was informed by my friend brother Fortune Ncube. He started sending me boots among other stuff to use and has been supporting me and I must acknowledge his efforts,â€ she added.
Ndlovu is not the only prominent footballer offering support for the girl child.
Golden Arrows and Warriors winger Kudakwashe Mahachi has also been supportive.
â€œAt times, he sends a message to strengthen me or wish me luck. Itâ€™s really difficult when you are alone. Itâ€™s very complicated when other people do not understand your dreams.
â€œItâ€™s important for me. My family too are my biggest fans. My brothers also play professional football and they understand me better. Some other people might fail to understand but it pushes me, knowing that I have people backing me.â€
Sheâ€™s the most capped female player of the current crop but refuses to let that affect her.
â€œOf cause, I am one of them but that doesnâ€™t make me special. I am not special. I come here and follow instructions from my caches. I listen and do things accordingly, just like any other player,â€ added Majika.