Simba Investment paying off

Bruce Chikuni

WHEN Simba Bhora coach, Tonderai Ndiraya, went on a massive player recruitment, his critics were quick to dismiss it as some penchant for going on spending sprees.

Ndiraya brought 11 players to the Shamva side for the 2024 season.

He has already begun to reap rewards for his decision to invest in more players.

At the same period last year, Simba Bhora, had racked in eight points but they have improved that figure by accumulating 13 points.

Last season, Simba Bhora had scored five goals and conceded the same number of goals.

They have scored nine goals this season and let in six goals.

They currently sit second and a point behind leaders Highlanders ahead of today’s fixtures in which they travel to Bikita Minerals at Sakubva.

Only defender Webster “Jita’’ Tafa is the last man standing from the Simba Bhora side that featured in the opening seven games of 2023.

“Last season we had a good team but this year the quality is just better and as a club we are showing growth every season,” said Tafa.

“I feel very blessed for being afforded the chance to fight for my place and I want to thank coach, Ndiraya, for my growth, it means a lot to me and my family.

“We have our objectives and, in all fairness, we are still a small club, our priority is to maintain our PSL slot and anything more besides this, it will be a bonus for us.”

Simba Bhora lost rangy forward Tinashe Balakasi, who is now with Orapa United in Botswana, but they now have Walter Musona.

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