HERENTALS forward Tino Benza and Ngezi Platinum Stars goalkeeper Nelson Chadya are the LAST MEN STANDING and this is making them feel very proud
They are the only players who retained their places on the Soccer Stars of the Year calendar.
Even with a decent outing in the just-ended Premiership season from which he scored seven goals and provided three assists, outgoing Soccer Star of the Year Walter Musona of FC Platinum failed to gatecrash the calendar this time around.
“I am very happy to have found my way on the calendar again this season,” said Tino.
“I first made it last year, after scoring four goals, and providing 10 assists.
“This time around, I scored six goals and also weighed in with 10 assists.”
He added: “Obviously, it was tough playing against some seasoned teams and players but, as Herentals, we tried our best and finished sixth on the log.
“I dedicate this award to all the Herentals family”.
Tino was the mainstay of the Herentals outfit that finished sixth on the log as he scored spectacular goals against former champions FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum Stars.
He was directly involved in Herentals’ goals sixteen times.
Chadya was the conductor of the Ngezi Platinum young orchestra on the field of play and he can as well win the big one come Friday when the banquet for the stars is held in Harare.
“Returning to the calendar for the second season running is the ultimate achievement. I am very happy for myself and the team,” said Chadya.
“The season was very tough but I am grateful we ended up as the champions.
“I would like to thank God and the entire Ngezi Platinum Stars.
“Our Premiership is very competitive and getting to the calendar for a straight time is something worth celebrating.”