Bruce Chikuni

DYNAMOS midfielder Tanaka ‘Kante’ Shandirwa says he doesnt want to end up with just ONE Warriors cap.

Veteran coach Sunday ‘Mhofu’ Chidzambwa rewarded Shandirwa for his consistency this season by fielding him in the Challenge match against Namibia at the National Sports Stadium on Monday.

The 23-year-old gave a good account for himself, after being introduced just after the break.

He told Zimpapers Sport that he noticed the difference between playing for the Warriors and for Dynamos.

‘’This means a lot to me and it is a moment which will last forever,” he said. 

“Things have been moving just beyond my imagination, I just hope that this is the beginning of more national team appearances.

‘’I really felt the difference, of course, the Warriors badge has more weight and it was easy for me tell the difference because I made my PSL breakthrough at Yadah.

“When I arrived at Dynamos, I noticed the big change and the difference. Dynamos have more fans than Yadah and the national is way bigger than any local club.

‘’I wound not want to be remembered as someone who only made one national team appearance, this has challenged me to work more on my weaknesses, my close friends have been telling me to ignore the hype and I’m happy to have such people around.’’ 

Shandirwa is working with the same coach, Genesis Mangombe, who used to guide him at the Miracle Boys.

‘’I do not find it stressful when working with him [Mangombe] because he is the one who saw my potential when I was being rejected, and it took him just a day to ask for my details.

‘’It means a lot to me because that was the final week of registration and I was having many thoughts at the same time because things were also not looking good at home.

‘’He has been around me ever since I made my PSL debut up to this day and having him gives me the drive to push to the limits because he is someone played a huge role for me to be where I am today,’’ he said.

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