Tafadzwa Chigandiwa, Sports Reporter
WARRIORS forward Ishmael Wadi’s second half goal away to Pretoria Callies inspired JDR Stars to a 2-1 victory in a Glad African Championship match that was played at Wits Stadium on Wednesday.
Wadi was introduced at the beginning of the second half to replace his countryman Terrence Mandinyenya.
This was before he pulled a 64th minute half volley from outside the box which saw the Hammer Boys come from behind to collect the maximum points.
Speaking to H-Metro Sport, the speedy winger said he is delighted by his second goal of the season and is hoping to score more goals as the season goes.
“I’m very happy to have scored my second goal of the season, I’m actually hopeful that I will be able to find the back of the net many times.
“It is good to win every match because we needed to keep on winning games so that we keep closer to a team that is on top,” Wadi told H-Metro Sports.
Moreover, the JDR Stars chairman and head coach Nnditsheni Donald Nemasisi described the former Caps United player as an important asset in his team.
Nemasisi also tipped Wadi to become this season’s National First Division or club top goal scorer, given that he continues with his current form.
“He (Wadi) is a very important player in our team, he looks perfect ever since we signed him. If he continues like this, he will become a top goal score however he needs to work hard because there is too much competition within the league.
“But I believe he should have scored more than two goals so far, he has created some good chances in many games,” Nemasisi said.
Meanwhile, Wadi’s goal yesterday was his second of the season after finding his opener last week when JDR Stars comfortably beat TTM FC 2-0 at home.
Callies had took the lead 23 minutes into the game through Keletso Sifama who is on loan from Kaizer Chiefs.
The win helped JDR Stars move to third position on the log standings with nine points from five games.