Munashe Kusemwaenda, Sports Reporter
ZIFA president Felton Kamambo says footballers in the Northern Region Soccer League should continue working hard to make the lower division competitive.
Kamambo was speaking at the NRSL handover ceremony of a vehicle to 2018 soccer star of the year, Clive Dzingai.
Kamambo urged players to treat the game professionally and continue doing well to gain promotion.
“I want to congratulate Mushowani for the promotion to compete in the Premier Soccer League and I am hoping to see more great work from every player,” he said.
He said he hopes to see 2018 champions Mushowani Stars to surprise the so called big teams when the 2019 season begins.
Mushowani begins their maiden season in topflight football with a date against giants Dynamos at home.
“The team must surprise the PSL clubs by performing wonders in the upcoming season,” said Kamambo.
Kamambo also urged Dzingai to carry his form into the Premiership and aim to be called for national team.
“I also expect Dzingai to take his form and good football he has been playing in the Northern Region to the PSL.
“By so doing it is possible for him to be selected to play in the upcoming AFCON in Egypt,” he said.
“I wish all the best to Mushowani for being promoted to be part of the PSL and I expect the team to surprise other teams by playing their best.”
The Zifa boss also said, as the country’s football governing board, they aim to instill football philosophy in footballers at a young age.
He empasised on the issue of grassroots football which has been always a critical area in the success of national teams.
“We want to come up with a youth programme to instill football philosophy to children at a young age,” he said.
Kamambo also appreciated the role played by football stakeholders like the media in promoting football through their coverage.
“I appreciate the media for the good work which continue to develop our football,” he said.