MSU might have finished a distant eigth in the Central Region Soccer League but they had a shining beacon in their armour in goalkeeper Alfred Chiname.
Chiname was one of the outstanding players in the Central Region Soccer League despite MSU failing to challenge for the league title. The Mutare born goalkeeper who can walk into any team in the country including those in the Premier Soccer League said the Central Region Soccer season was key in him rediscovering his form.
“Playing for MSU has helped me to rediscover myself again and am happy with how I performed. I want to thank my teammates, fellow goalkeepers Valentine Makoni, Vincent Mugweni and goalkeepers coach Phil Ruzive for helping me rejuvenate my career,” said Chiname.
“It’s only a matter of time before I return to the top again. Now we are on off-season but am still training on my own to keep myself in top shape. I know my capabilities and where I’m designed for in this career. I’m aiming for the top and will still reach there.”
“Of course as a player I had wanted to fight for the championship title with MSU or finish among the top clubs but that was not to be because of some challenges we faced as a team. But all the same I gave my all and I’m satisfied with the shift that I gave. I’m happy when people notice and talk about how I contributed to the cause for MSU in the past season. It gives me more energy and vigour to continue pushing for new challenges in the next season.”
MSU coach Chasten Ngondonga described Chiname as a self driven player who made his work cut out as a coach.
“Alfred Chiname is one player who makes your work easier because he is a fighter and he puts his all be it at training or in a match. He is self driven and he provided leadership to the team,” Ngondonga said.
“He showed his mettle during the past season that he is a top goalkeeper who can compete at any club. He is somebody who wants to continue improving and I won’t be surprised if there are bigger clubs that would come knocking for his services. He was the mainstay of our team and I wish him all the best in his future.”
Chiname had a stellar season keeping 14 clean sheets for MSU in 23 matches.- CRSL Bulletin
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