Monalisa John, Sports Reporter
WARRIORS and Chicken Inn right back Ian Nekati says they have adjusted to new coach Zdravko Logarusic’s philosophy.
Nekati was part of the 30-man Chan squad that was in camp preparing for the suspended 2020 CHAN finals.
The team played three friendly games in their preparation camp.
Nekati said camp has been great.
“Camp has been amazing, so far so good. I cannot complain. Everything is going on well as planned.
“After playing more friendlies and the training sessions we are having a clearer picture of what is required from us.
“We have now adopted to the coach’s philosophy and its now easier for us,” said Nekati.
The 2019 soccer star finalist said it has been a great experience working with coach Loga.
“He is a very friendly coach, but also a man of no-nonsense man when it comes to work. He is always emphasizing on hard work and we are all giving it to our best.
“I can safely say it is the best local team that has been assembled and yes its competitive as well,” he added.
The-30-year-old defender also took time to clear the air about his move from ZPC Kariba to Chicken Inn.
It was rumored he had a fall out with ZPC coach Godfrey Tamirepi.
“I left Kariba because my contract had expired. There was no bad blood between me and Tamirepi.
“Chicken Inn came with a good offer and I took it. Chances came once in a while.
“I also wanted new challenges.
“My targets for this year is to achieve something great, I need to win something for my team and win more accolades,” he added.
“I started playing at school then I moved to CAPS Juniors from 2009 to 2011, I later went to Twalumba FC in D1 in 2012 to 2013, from 2013 to 2017 I played for FC platinum then I joined ZPC Kariba and now Chicken Inn.
“My highest moment is when I played for the national team vs Somalia at the National Sports Stadium, the lowest moment was the game between ZPC Kariba and Dynamos last year, when I missed a penalty.”