Striker relishes underdog tag

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Striker relishes underdog tag Alfred Mehlomakhulu

B-Metro

Raymond Jaravaza

WITH the experience of a seasoned campaigner in the books of a team that is not under pressure to win the Zifa Southern Region league, Indlovu Iyanyathela striker Alfred Mehlomakhulu believes he is ready to take a giant leap in his football career. 

Seven years of playing in the gruelling First Division league coupled with individual accolades, the Indlovu Iyanyathela top marksman sees the Premier Soccer League as the ultimate destination for any player worth his salt.

“I have won individual awards such as the Nokel Security top goal scorer of the month on so many occasions and I think it helps that I play for a smaller team where there is no pressure for us to win the league.

“It’s every player’s dream to play in the Premier Soccer League and if the right team makes an offer, I will take it with both hands and the club management has always said they will not stop anyone from moving to greener pastures,” Mehlomakhulu told B-Metro Sport after his team beat Moto Moto 2-1 at the Mzilikazi Barracks last weekend. 

The highlight of the season for the player is the day they beat Talen Vision 2-0 at Luveve Stadium to dethrone the then log leaders from the summit of the First Division league. 

That win propelled Bulawayo City FC to the top of the log standings with three games left before the curtain comes down on the 2019 season campaign. 

“We did not go into the Talen Vision match with the intention of doing anyone a favour but we just wanted to prove that we can beat any team in the league and on that day, it just happened to be Talen Vision,” he said.   

Club manager Blessing Mbwanda said the team was pushing ahead with its target of a top-four finish.

“Four points separate us from the team that sits on fourth position and for us to reach our target we have to collect all nine points in the remaining games, which is achievable given the fact that we have been enjoying a good run lately.

“We travel to Plumtree on Sunday to take on Mainline and the boys know what is expected of them — we want nothing short of three points,” said Mbwanda. 

Indlovu Iyanyathela, a Zimbabwe National Army-owned side, sits on 6th position with 38 points from 25 matches.    

Fixtures:

Saturday:

Talen Vision v Casmyn (Gifford High), Mosi Rovers v Bulawayo City (Chinotimba Stadium), Ajax Hotspurs v Toronto (Crescent,  12 noon), Arenel v CIWU (Crescent, 3pm), ZPC Hwange v Makomo (Ingagula Stadium), Moto Moto v Bosso90 (Mpumalanga).

Sunday:

Mainline v Indlovu Iyanyathela (Plumtree).

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