27 February 2019
CHICKEN Inn signee Malvin Gaki said they are working hard to be a good team ahead of the season as they left for preseason camp in Malawi.
Joey Antipas’ side has been one of the busiest in the transfer window with a number of players joining the Luveve club.
Gaki reckons his short stay in Bulawayo has been pleasant since joining as a free agent after running out his contract at Harare City.
“So far so good, it hasn’t been easy; I didn’t expect things to be easy so I’m happy with all the support around me.
“Many players have come in so we are all working hard for the team and getting to know each other and learning the style of play our coach wants.
“All is going well so far, I am grateful for being here as I look ahead in my career,” he said.
Gaki, formerly of Triangle and Harare City, said he is still getting used to his new surroundings in Bulawayo, where Ndebele is the dominant language.
“I am trying as you know the languages but I’m learning and adapting, I have enjoyed my stay so far and can’t wait for the season to start,” he added.
Gaki has worked with renowned coaches like David Mandigora, Moses Chunga and Mark Harrison in his career.
The 24-year-old said he hopes to learn from Joey Antipas.
“He is a good coach, you know coaching methods they differ but I am learning new things and improving on my weaknesses.
“Now what’s left is to repay their faith by performing when the time comes and hopefully contribute to the success of this club,” he said.
The Gamecocks will unleash a number of exciting talent this season with the likes of Panashe Mtasa, Brett Amidu, Clive Augusto and Phakamani Dube while Valentine Kadonzvo’s deal remains in balance.