Katsvairo opens goal scor­ing ac­count

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Se­nior Sports Re­porter

FOR­MER Chicken Inn for­ward Mitchell Katsvairo opened his goal scor­ing ac­count in the South African Absa Premier­ship with the sec­ond goal for Soweto glamour side Kaizer Chiefs against Free State Stars on Wed­nes­day evening.

The night be­longed to Zim­bab­weans af­ter War­riors’ skip­per and mid­field strong­man Wil­lard Kat­sande pro­pelled Amakhosi ahead from a first half spot kick.

Katsvairo, deemed ex­cess lug­gage by FC Plat­inum be­fore Joe An­tipas gave him a life­line at Chicken Inn, made a first touch con­trol of George Lebese’s pass be­fore fin­ish­ing at the near post.

Coach Steve Kom­phela was full of praise for Katsvairo, who joined Amakhosi at the be­gin­ning of the sea­son to­gether with his for­mer Chicken Inn team­mate Ed­more Chi­ram­badare.

“I’m happy for Katsvairo, he’s been work­ing very hard. He’s got touches, he can play with a de­fender on his back, he knows how to spin the ball and he gets into the right ar­eas.

“Now a goal will be a boost be­cause you know how strik­ers are, they can make great runs, they can cre­ate and make, but up un­til they take it they are never sat­is­fied,” Kom­phela told Kick­Off mag­a­zine.

Katsvairo told the same pub­li­ca­tion he was grate­ful to coach Kom­phela’s mo­ti­va­tion as he searched for his first goal.

“Ja, he [the coach] al­ways tells me to push and it’s work­ing now. Of course, the un­der­stand­ing between the play­ers at Chiefs is get­ting bet­ter. I would like to thank all the play­ers be­cause they are tak­ing me as fam­ily, so I think it’s the best thing be­cause we are work­ing as a team.

“As a striker, my job is to score, so I was wait­ing for it and I would like to thank God for it,” said Katsvairo.

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