She shares her best choices:
New Orleans remains the only team that was run professional during our playing days. I travelled the world with this team and beat every team in the country for more that five years.
Best female player
Mary Pretty Phiri was my favourite player. We were both young playing with veterans, but still managed to keep them on their toes. We were very close to each other.
2007 remains my most memorable season as I had no pressure as a player, but helped the youth develop as players within the team.
It was at Desert Stadium in Njube, Bulawayo, where we were playing in the final match of Bulateke Trophy. I tormented my best friend’s (Mary) mother, Benita Phiri who was with Highlanders. I gave her hard time even though I shared the same age with her daughter.
Obviously Babourfields, in Bulawayo, because of the lively atmosphere we played in with all those Highlanders fans rooting for us when we curtain-raised for their club’s matches. They always pushed me to do what I knew best – displaying my skills.
Best Male player
Johannes Ngodzo remains the top as we played most alike, hence I was nicknamed “Tshisa” after him.
I had many – Marry Pretty Phiri, Siduduzile Nkomo, Precious ‘Gringo’ Mpala, Sithethelelwe ‘Kwinji 15’ Sibanda, Ruth Banda and Nomsa ‘Boys’ Moyo
Best advice to young female players
Education comes first, combined with hard work, determination and discipline and then, you won’t go wrong in life.Post published in: Football