Chinyama still valued

Absa Premiership outfit, Platinum Stars, said this week that Zimbabwean striker Takesure Chinyama should wait for his chance to feature in the side. He has spent most of the 2013/14 campaign either on the bench or in the stands as Allan Freese’s charges continue to challenge for the title.

Takesure Chinyama
Takesure Chinyama

“He is patiently waiting for his opportunity and he will get it soon as the coach rotates his strikers in a 4-4-1 formation. The injury to one of our leading strikers, Siphelele Mthembu, also enhances his chances,” said Stars spokesman Aubrey Molobi.

“Our coach now prefers playing with a single striker and thus, the competition for the sole starting berth is intense with Mthembu and Henrico Botes have been doing well. I am confident Takesure will be up to the task when he gets his chance to impress. He will get that opportunity soon,” Molobi added.

The Harare-born player, who made his name at local clubs Dynamos and Hwange, joined the Rustenburg-based Stars at the beginning of the ongoing campaign. During his short stay, Stars have won the MTN 8 and Telkom Knockout. He played a cameo role in the final of the former.

Orlando Pirates released the 31-year-old centre forward at the end of last season in a surprise move considering his exploits in front of goal despite limited game time. Chinyama finished the side’s top-scorer with four goals in the Orange Confederation of African Football Champions League as Pirates eventually finished second behind Al Ahly, the Egyptian side.

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