Three time championship winning coach Bigboy Mawiwi returns to the Northern Region Soccer League after more than a decade as he takes charge of Come Again’s 2023 season campaign.
Mawiwi’s last dance in the league was in 2011 when he led Harare City to the league title having won it before with Gunners in 2007 and Circle United in 2000.
On Saturday, Mawiwi leads Come Again against ZRP Harare at Morris Sports Club as he retraces his steps into the league that gave him prominence.
Mawiwi is however not putting himself under pressure because of his previous achievements as he is focused on moulding a competitive side first before he could aim for the league title.
“I’m not setting any targets because, it was starting all over again building a team. When we started the pre season training, we had only 10 players so it was like building from the beginning,” said Mawiwi.
“I’m glad that now we have a team that is ready to compete. It’s not going to be easy in the first matches obviously because of lack of match fitness and more so against a police outfit. You know police and army teams tend to be ahead in terms of fitness and mostly play physical football. But all the same we are aiming for a win in this match. A win for us will help the players to build confidence”.
Mawiwi the 2013 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Coach of the Year said he is aware of the demands of the club’s supporters and will strive to deliver his best.
“I know the people here in Kadoma love their team. They want glory and I will work towards delivering that. Since we are rebuilding it’s going to be hard here and there but I’m very much confident in my players. We have young players in the team who eager to make names for themselves so there is a lot of ambition to drive the team forward.”
The 2023 Northern Region Soccer League campaign kicks off on Friday with Ngezi Platinum Stars hosting PAM FC at Baobab stadium before Herentals and Golden Eagles clash in the headline match of the opening fixtures the following day at Ellis Robbins stadium.
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