13 June 2018
FC PLATINUM star Never Tigere is not bothered that he had to come from the bench to seal victory for his club at Baobab on Saturday.
His goal at the end ensured FC Platinum edged Ngezi Platinum 2-1 to go top of the log, three points clear.
“You cannot expect me to say there is no competition at my team when it is full of equally good players.
“The competition is really tough because most of the players are the senior players that have a name and the young ones with brilliant talents,” Tigere said.
“They are also getting the job well done for us with positive results in each and every game they feature.
“They are individuals who know how to deliver using experience. It’s okay for me to start on the bench because I also get the chance to watch them play and learn from them.
“I am happy with my coach who had faith in me and handed me the opportunity to play in such a big game.
“Although I did not start, just being part of that game and making an impact is all that matters for me.”
Tigere has been one of FC Platinum’s outstanding players but never guaranteed to start every game.
But whenever he is given a chance, he makes a difference.
“I am happy with that goal because this is my trademark. Those are the types of goals that I always score, even when we are at training I will be training free kicks,” he said.
“Failing to convert some of the chances is part of the game. We will just make sure that in our next encounter against Highlanders, we will correct some of the mistakes we made and put a better and more polished performance. We have to push harder so that we retain the trophy,” Tigere said.