Newly promoted MWOS are not letting their ‘new boys’ status limit their ambitions as they are ready to challenge the established teams for the Northern Region Soccer League championship title.
Herentals U20 and Golden Eagles who were the first and second runners up respectively last season go into the 2023 season as the firm favourites for the title but the Norton based MWOS are prepared to upset the old order by clinching the title.
With Commando Bullets, Black Mambas, Ngezi Platinum Stars U19, Trojan Stars and perennial campaigners Chegutu Pirates in the race as dark horses, MWOS chairman Cleyton Arimoso said they are not afraid to declare their ambitions.
“We are in this league to compete not to just make up the numbers. Every team in the league is aspiring to win the title so we are no different from everyone else,” Arimoso said.
“We know everyone wants the top position and if we don’t get it, it’s not a big deal but we are ready to compete against the big boys. We are going to give it out best shot this season.”
Arimoso said they are hoping to bring focus on Norton through success of MWOS.
“We want to bring spotlight on Norton nationally and internationally through this project. We also want to repay the faith that the Norton community have in us by doing well. Last season they came out in numbers to support us and we encourage them to do so this season.”
“We want to bring sporting excellency to the town and we are also looking at giving a run to youngsters from Norton. We want to absorb as many youths from within the town and show them that it’s possible to scale to greater heights through sport and in particular football.”
MWOS last month unveiled former Come Again coach Wonder Ngoko as their head coach. The club is reported to have signed veteran striker Chris Semakweri as well as former Come Again captain Kudzai Zhuwaki.
MWOS begin their campaign in the Northern Region Soccer League away to Chegutu Pirates at Pfupajena stadium on 18 March.
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