The General leads well

Veteran defensive midfielder, Tinashe Nengomasha, who last week led his country to a 2-1 win in an international friendly match in Harare, said that he felt honoured by the role he was given by Coach Norman Mapeza.

Tinashe Nengomasha
Tinashe Nengomasha

It was the first time that “The General”, who plies his trade with Johannesburg-based ABSA Premiership giants, Kaizer Chiefs, has led his country. This is despite being one of the shining stars of the game both in his motherland and abroad.

“It was an honour for me to lead my country in a derby,” Nengomasha said. ‘”It was also a special win for us. We had not won against South Africa since 2003 and it was time for us to turn the tables. I am delighted that I was part of history. Matches against South Africa are as big in Zimbabwe as matches against Zambia – it is a derby.”

He was also happy with the performance of five Kaizer Chief teammates in that winning Zimbabwe Warriors side.

“It was also nice that we had something like five or six players from Kaizer Chiefs. Even though Knowledge (Musona) has moved on and is now playing in Germany, he is still part of the Kaizer Chiefs family. I hope that we can take the winning and the spirit that we had on Tuesday to here in Naturena (Chiefs’ training ground).”

He added that the win would go a long way to preparing The Warriors for the tough battles ahead.

“It was disappointing for us not to qualify for the African Cup of Nations and the win against South Africa gave us an opportunity to redeem ourselves, but most importantly, it gave us confidence ahead of the AFCON 2013 qualifiers.”

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