MANGOMBE BACKS HIS NAMIBIAN MAN URIKHOB

Tadious Manyepo

Sports Reporter

DYNAMOS coach Genesis Mangombe says Sadney Urikhob is a fine striker who can step in and play a big part in answering some of the Harare giants’ goal-scoring problems.

The big Namibian forward has come under the microscope after a slow start to life at the Glamour Boys despite the hype he received when he joined the team early this year.

With DeMbare struggling to pick good form, especially in front of goal, pressure has been mounting for Urikhob to deliver especially.

“Sadney Urikhob is an impressive prospect with extraordinary qualities.

“He just needs to get that opening goal and start going.

“You look at the amount of energy that he throws in, his off the ball runs and ability to be a team player.

“I think we just need to be a bit patient with him.”

He added:

“He is coming into a new league, at a team with so much expectations but he is making huge strides in terms of adaptation.

“I believe in his capabilities and if I look at him closely, I have no doubt that he will play a major role in helping the team achieve its goals.

“He is a great team player, who is not only limited to scoring goals but can also string good passes in the attacking third, while also playing huge roles defensively.

“I am confident that with what he has shown me, Urikhob can be a great deal in our ambitions this season.”

The forward will this Saturday get another opportunity to win over the DeMbare fans when his side face Chicken Inn in a league game at Barbourfields.

One of their most consistent performers and vice-captain Emmanuel Jalai is out of the tie as he will be serving suspension for picking three yellow cards.

They will also be without skipper Frank Makarati, who has been grounded by a knee sprain.

“We will certainly miss captain Frank Makarati and his vice Emmanuel Jalai. They really play key roles with their leadership qualities inside the field of play,’’ said Mangombe.

“However, we have good players who will fit in and try to help the club while showing us what they can give.”

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