7 December 2016
NAME: Petros Mhari.
CLUB: FC Platinum.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Filabusi.
HOOD: Budiriro 2.
PREFERRED FOOT: Right.
SHOE SIZE: Eight.
JERSEY NUMBER: 1.
SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Shangani Primary and Shangani Secondary.
SCHOOL REPORT: Handina kuzoshayawo three. I concentrated more on sport than academics.
LANGUAGES: Shona, English and Ndebele.
RELIGION: I am Catholic. I am a Christian.
FAVOURITE DISH: Sadza and chicken. I am not very choosey when it comes to food.
TEMPERS: I am not short tempered. Hakusi kwangu. I am more on the calm side.
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY RESORT: Vic Falls.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS: Shy, hardworking and disciplined.
FLICKS: Movies and sport.
FAVOURITE COLOURS: Blue and white.
TUNES: Sungura and gospel.
FAVOURITE ARTISTES: Jah Prayzah, Baba namai Charamba.
MOBILE HANDSET: Samsung Galaxy A5.
WHEELS: Nissan Tiida.
MARITAL STATUS: I am married to Lizzy Ncube.
KIDS: Two boys, Victor (6) and Ashely (2).
FAMILY: I am the seventh born in a family of eight (seven boys and a sister). All my brothers are in South Africa. My parents stay in Zhombe.
CLOSE BUDDIES: Tarisai Rukanda, Rodwell Chinyengetere, Walter Musona and Godfrey ‘Godda’ Moyo.
SOCIAL NETWORKS: I am active on Instagram and Facebook.
BOOZE: I drink whisky occasionally (Red label).
TATTOOS: I don’t have any. My dad wouldn’t allow me to have them.
DO YOU WEAR EARRINGS? I don’t wear. Handiboorwe nzeve, however I don’t have problems with anyone who wears them.
CLOTHING LABELS: Adidas and Puma.
IF YOU HAD NOT BEEN A FOOTBALLER: Pastor.
OTHER SPORTING ACTIVITIES: Tennis.
TELL US SOMETHING WE DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU: I have stayed in nearly all major cities and towns in Zimbabwe. I stayed in Shangani, Bulawayo, Hwange, Zvishavane, Harare, Gweru, Filabusi among others.
YOU PLAY A BIT LIKE: I admire Peter Cech’s style.
INSPIRATION: My wife and kids are the reason why I wake up every day.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE? Hard target.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST AFRAID OF? Injury.
PRE-MATCH RITUAL: Kwedu tonamata. We pray.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN JUJU? Dai takaitora league this year. We don’t practise juju. We believe in hard work.
STRENGTHS: I am good at one on one situations, saving penalties and positioning. I thrive on coordination and communication for positive results.
Communication with my back-four and organising the wall is key when it comes to set pieces. I have good ball distribution. I have no problems cutting crosses, my height is an advantage when diving is required. I don’t doubt my foot work as well. I once played as an infield player and that makes it easy to start play from the back.
WEAKNESSES: I am not patient with poor officiating and at times react against referees.
CHILDHOOD HERO: Gift Muzadzi.
MESSI OR RONALDO: Messi.
HOW DID YOUR CAREER START? My history isn’t much special, having started football at High School where I used to play as a striker. Then joined Zim Saints juniors 2002 in before returning to Shangani 2004 where I worked with Angirai Chapo. Nation Dube then signed me at Hwange in 2009. I was ambitious and always wanted to do well, that keeps me going.
PREMIERSHIP DEBUT: Hwange vs Monoz in 2009 at the Colliery.
FORMER CLUBS: Zim Saint (juniors 2002), Shangani (D1, 2004-08), Hwange (2009-12). FC Platinum (2013-16)
WHO TOOK YOU TO FCP? Tenant Chilumba when he was appointed coach in 2013.I joined FCP together with Winston Mhango and Aaron Katebe.
LIFE AT FCP: It was good. They have their culture and football is run professionally as compared to other teams.
CONTRACTED UNTIL: December 31, 2016.
ANY PLANS TO LEAVE? I am still weighing options. I have been approached by two clubs but I can’t reveal their names. My move will be determined by offers. I have been playing in mining towns for a while, a change might not be bad.
TEAMS SUPPORTED: Arsenal, Barca and Dynamos.
GAMES PLAYED: 34, 30 PSL matches and four Chibuku Super Cup games.
CONCEDED: 15. We had the best defence this season. In the Chibuku Super Cup tournament, I only conceded three goals in the final
CLEAN SHEETS: 18.
WORST SEASON DEFEAT: The 2-1 loss against Harare City dented our Premiership title journey. Ndoopakatangira mhepo dzese (laughing). We went on to draw against Ngezi and Border Strikers.
WORSE GOAL CONCEDED: The three goals I conceded against Ngezi. Our worst defeat of the season. I was responsible for one of the goals after a blunder.
MOST MEMORABLE GAME: Wining 3-0 against Highlanders. They had a better record against us at Mandava.
WORST GAME: Losing to my former team Hwange (2-0) at the Colliery.
WHAT DO YOU FOCUS ON WHEN YOU IN THE GAME? I concentrate with the shape of the whole team, particularly the back four.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR YOU TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAMMATES AFTER GIVING UP A GOAL? They expect me to be down, but being their captain, I must be brave and encourage them.
DID YOU ACHIEVED YOUR TARGETS: I set a targets of 15 clean sheets and exceeded to 18.
YOUR ARE THE BEST GOALKEEPER IN THE LAND: It’s flattering. I worked for it
SOCCER STARS OF THE YEAR AWARDS: It would have been a different story had we won the league but I am grateful to God for the three awards.
YOUR THOUGHTS ON HARDLIFE ZVIREKWI: He led his team to win the championship. He was chosen by journalists, coaches and captains. It can’t be a mistake. He deserves it.
HOW ARE YOUR TEAMMATES TREATING YOU? They supported me.
FAVOURITE TEAMMATES: I get along with everyone. I am the captain and strive to lead by example.
BIGGEST JOKER: Ian Nekati.
MOST CONSISTENT FCP PERFOMER: Gift Bello.
HOW DID YOU MISSED THE LEAGUE? The defeat against Harare City was costly. The draws were not good for us especially at home.
FANS: They have been good to me.
BEST STADIUM: Mandava.
BEST COACHES WORKED WITH: Norman Mapeza, Nation Dube and Tenant Chilumba.
INTERNATIONAL CAPS: I have never played.
DO YOU FEEL SIDELINED WHEN IT COMES TO REPRESENTING THE COUNTRY? Hapana asingadi kutamba mu national team at any level. It’s a long story but my time will come.
YOUR THOUGHTS ON AFCON: We have an equal chance, just like any other team. They just don’t need to be intimidated by big names.
2013 DYNAMOS: You nearly signed for Dynamos: Yes I did, I even signed two years and they assured me of a car. I had no licence then.
NORMAN MAPEZA: Good coach. One of the best I have worked with. Andidzidzisa bhora. He is modern and his approach to the game is unique. Once you grasp his style, everything becomes smooth.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS TIME? God knows, but I have no plans to quit football.
LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL: Farming.
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