Bruce Chikuni, Sports Reporter
AZAM FC defender Bruce Kangwa believes that hard work has paid off, going for almost six years in the Tanzania top-flight league.
The 33-year-old left Highlanders for Azam in 2016 and he has become a key member for the Tanzanian giants until this day.
And in an interview with H-Metro Sport yesterday, Kangwa attributed his progress to hard work and self-belief.
“I have always been someone who believes in hard work. It really pays off despite how gifted you are. Football becomes simple when you are fit and strong, you will see everything going on your way.
“It is more difficult to play in a foreign country because there is a certain level of expectation that comes with being a foreign player,” said Kangwa.
“When I went Tanzania, the grass was not green for me. I faced many challenges on and off the field. The food was a big challenge and also the weather. I had to adapt with speed because there was no turning back. Whilst fighting to cope with the new environment, I had to produce results for the team.
“If you are a foreign player fans will either like or hate you for good, they are never in-between and your task is being consistent. In Tanzania football is a bit tougher as compared to Zimbabwe Premiere Soccer League,” said Kangwa.
The versatile player added that he is still far from throwing in the towel as he aspires to win the championship with Azam.
“I think my legs are yet to show signs of tiredness. There is still more football to play. There is still a genuine connection between the legs and the ideas. If the privilege to play for the Warriors arises, I will definitely prove my worth and I am grateful to all those who supported me from day one. It is of importance to normalize a tendency of showing great support to the players who are called for the Warriors duty,” he said.