Rest Mutore, Sports Reporter
STANLEY Ngala says he wants to use FC Platinum as a stepping stone to achieve big.
FC Platinum signed Ngala from Manica Diamonds at the beginning of the year ahead of the season which was scheduled to start in March.
And with the season now tentatively set to start in August or September, Ngala has revealed the reasons he chose the defending champions.
The gangly forward said he joined FC Platinum to use every opportunity availed to market himself.
“I don’t want to prove anything to anyone or compete with anyone.
“I just came here to play the best football and use FC Platinum as a stepping stone to reach greater heights,” said Ngala.
Pure Platinum Play have won the championship for three years on the trot, earning themselves a ticket to participate in the CAF Champions League.
The Zvishavane miners have been among the clubs exporting talent to foreign leagues of late and it is such opportunities Ngala is looking forward to.
Ngala believes he could have made some strides in his mission had it not been the coronavirus setback.
The striker, who won a player of the month award last season, said the current situation in the world due to Covid-19 has affected him.
“Truth be told it has affected me but I believe that what was meant to be will be.
“Its been delayed not denied,” he said.
Ngala striker showed his intentions in domestic scene for FC Platinum in their 2-0 win over Highlanders in a Castle Challenge Cup in March.
He was among those who tormented the Bosso defense during that afternoon of March 14 and said the best is yet to come.
He scored on his debut for Pieter de Jongh’s men in a Champions League encounter against All Ahly.
“You know when you join a club you set your targets and what you want to achieve, which I think I more important and will help you to achieve better.
“So yes, this delay has affected me a lot but I believe time will come to continue;” he said.
On the suspension of football due to Covid-19, he said this has been the most difficult period in his life.
“It’s not easy to live without football for a long time like this, but so far so good, I have been trying to live within the situation of lockdown.
Living without football is the worst the ever.
“I just try to manage my fitness, I train at home
I downloaded an application which helps me with training sessions each and every day since the lockdown and that has been keeping me active,” he said.