Tafadzwa Chigandiwa, Sports Reporter
Senior national team goalkeeper, Elvis Chipezeze, has expressed confidence that he will stay with DSTV premiership side, Baroka FC, for more seasons.
This follows after there were growing concerns that indicated the number one goalkeeper (Chipezeze) had fallen out of favour to the recently appointed Baroka FC coach, Thoka Matsimela.
Chipezeze banished reports that he is struggling to command a regular jersey at the Limpopo based side.
He (Chipezeze) also added that the injury he sustained in a AFCON qualifier match away to Algeria in November is the reason behind his absence in the field of play.
“Reports will always be reports, I am not struggling to command the number one jersey at my club.
“I am confident that I will stay many more seasons here at Baroka.
“I am still nursing the injury I accumulated last year in November when we played Algeria in the first leg of the AFCON qualifier match in Algiers, ” he said.
The 30-year old goalminder promised to resume back to action stronger, in no time.
“Expect me back in action anytime soon, i must recover first. This time I promise to come back even much stronger,” the Warriors goalkeeper said.
Asked whether he is certain that he will come and reclaim his regular jersey straight away from his injury, Chipezeze said he wants to recover first.
“We will cross that bridge when we get there, for now my focus is to recover first,” he revealed.
Lately, reports had indicated that the new coach (Matsimela) prefer prodigal son, Oscerine Masuluke ahead of the former Chicken Inn goalkeeper, Chipezeze.
However, Chipezeze said he is in good books with the coach and expects to stay longer at Baroka.
“What I only know is that I have a good relationship with the coach here at Baroka and I will stay longer,” Chipezeze said.