Munashe Kusemwaenda, Sports Reporter
NORTHERN Region Soccer Star of the year Clive Dzingai said he is aiming to perform better in the topflight league after his team, Mushowani Stars gained promotion last season.
Dzingai said this as he received his motor vehicle in Harare yesterday, courtesy of Ruyamuro Service Station, for being voted the best player for the 2018 season.
He commended the gesture saying it will motivate him to do better and aim higher in the Premiership.
“This achievement is my stepping stone to work very hard and create a name for myself and the team as Northern Region.
“I also want to make my country by playing in the national team and even across the country,” he said.
Dzingai said the previous season was tough but hard work and supervision helped them to be crowned champions.
“Last season was very hard for us due to more competition. At first we started at number 11 but we push very hard and become the first champions.”
Dzingai shared his greatest moment in football when the team defeated Golden Valley which had been defeating them.
“I was very happy when we beat Golden Valley our bitter rivals 3-1 at Rimuka in Kadoma. We also have a great coach who is well organised,” Dzingai said.
Dzingai also said that soccer has become his career and will take every aspect seriously.
“Football is now my career because if I just sit back at home my family will not survive.
“I have to take care of my parents, my wife and daughter,” he said.
He advised his fellow teams and players in the lower division to work hard as a team to entertain any hopes of gaining promotion.
“As upcoming championships I would like our tem to perform very well and to fight for championship in the PSL.
“We always have to listen to our coach so as to develop more because a teacher knows the best,” he said.
Dzingai thanked NRSL for the award of a car which will motivate him in his future endeavours.
“Am very happy with my award and I want to thank NRSL for choosing me as the soccer star of the year among other good players in the Northern Region.
“I also want to thank my fellow players for cooperating with me and my family for the prayers during my previous season in Division One,” said Dzingai.