21 December 2017
. . . pledges loyalty to DeMbare
DYNAMOS captain Ocean Mushure reckons winning two awards at the club’s end of year awards redeemed his career ahead of the new season.
Mushure feels he had done everything to be crowned the king of local football but a panel of football experts felt otherwise.
The Warriors man was voted the third best player in the country behind FC Platinum’s Kevin Moyo and Rodwell Chinyengetere, a result he subsequently described as ‘robbery’.
And for his central role in DeMbare’s halted efforts for honours, he scooped two awards – Player of the Year and Most Loyal Player – at an awards night held on Tuesday.
He described the accolades which carries prize money of $550 as ‘recovery’ which will motivate him to do better next season.
“There is a time you feel you have done better and obviously you expect the recognition and unfortunately it didn’t come out as I expected at the Soccer Star Awards and I leave everything to God.
“Winning two awards at Dynamos redeemed me,” said Mushure.
“There is every form of motivation in being honoured especially when you feel you have done better.
“I was excited to walk to the podium collecting those two awards. It’s not about the money but it’s all about the honour and respect you get,” he said.
The utility player dedicates the awards to his teammates as he believes it can as well motivate them to do better next season.
He praised his teammates for the character they showed last season despite being labeled ‘underdogs’.
“It’s not only good for me, but the team at large. It motivates every player to perform better and I am not the only player who got the awards.
“This is testimony we worked as a team, football is always about team work. Dynamos are always about unity,” he said.
The former Monomotapa player pledged loyalty to the Harare giants, justifying his award as the most loyal player.
His loyalty is so special that he will not listen to any offers from a local club.
“I am a Dynamos player and I have no plans to leave the club. It’s good to be voted the most loyal player and you need to respect that.
“I think we need to do better next season because Dynamos are a big club and it’s not easy to go for many seasons without a title,” he said.