21 September 2018
CHIBUKU Super Cup all-time leading goal scorer William Manondo seeks to retain his kingship as the tournament beckons this afternoon.
Manondo has scored 11 goals in this competition since 2014, more than anyone else.
As City go in search of a third triumph, Manondo said he enjoys his place as the most successful player, in as far as scoring is concerned.
“I’m always overjoyed when I think of being the top goal scorer in the Chibuku history but it’s not all about me.
“Football is no one man team so I give credit to all my teammates over the years, we have been working very hard and I hope I will continue shining by the grace of the Lord,” he said.
Manondo believes the pressure is on other teams who want to dethrone them.
“Since we are the defending champions we are not under pressure because we have done it before.
“But it will be naïve to think we will have it easy so we just need to work extra hard and to polish up our skills to keep the title because in this tournament if we lose we are out,” he added.
Mark Harrison has done well to improve Harare City this season after they had contrasting fortunes in 2017 – success in Chibuku and relegation from the league.
Manondo said the coach has transformed the team.
“Mark Harrison has changed everything including our type of play and professionalism.
“There is a great improvement in all departments and he is a very good coach and we are happy with his tactics,” he said.
Their opponents today will probably harbour the thought of emulating the defending champions’ rare run to cup glory as they are firm favourites for relegation.
“It’s not going to be easy despite the fact that they are at the bottom of the log because cup games are different with league games so we will be wary of their threat,” he said.
Manondo said he accepts the ‘King of Chibuku’ tag.
“Yes I am King of Chibuku Cup but again my teammates are important to my success, all credit goes to them and to almighty God,” he added.