Guide God­dard re­news con­tract at Game­cocks

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AMID word that he was on his way out of the Chicken Inn camp, vet­eran de­fender Guide God­dard, has re­newed his con­tract with Game­cocks, Sun­day Sport has learnt.

God­dard, a for­mer Zim­babwe youth in­ter­na­tional, fell down the pack­ing or­der in the just ended 2018 sea­son in the process play­ing fid­dle to fel­low cen­tre backs Moses Jack­son, Last Sit­hole and at times to a makeshift man maker Ben Nyaun­zwi.

“Guide has re­newed his con­tract with us. We gave him two more years af­ter he met with our tech­ni­cal staff,” said Game­cocks sec­re­tary-gen­eral Tawengwa Hara in the wake of the fact that head coach Joey An­tipas was push­ing a re­fresh but­ton and bring bet­ter qual­ity.

An elated God­dard, fondly known as Mr G, said come 2019 he will fight for his team and to im­prove on his game.

“I’m glad that I of­fered a chance and I have committed to the club. Next sea­son I will fight for my pay­mas­ters. I will seek to im­prove my game. With this kind of a pledge I can’t wait for the new sea­son,” said the easy go­ing de­fender who can also play as a hold­ing mid­fielder.

A fort­night ago God­dard got Chicken Inn’s Longest Sav­ing Player Award which had a prize of $450. With coach An­tipas say­ing he wants to in­ject new blood into his squad for the com­ing sea­son to give a bet­ter fight for hon­ours, the ques­tion that might be bog­gling Chicken Inn fans and neu­trals is, will the for­mer cham­pi­ons part ways with Jack­son (37) and mid­field old warhorse Cle­mence Matawu (35)?

“Ev­ery­one knows that Moses Jack­son is a worka­holic and it’s very dif­fi­cult to part ways with Matawu. The coaches have told us that de­ter­mined play­ers and those who have been de­liv­er­ing will be still part of the team,” said Hara.

Matawu, who de­spite his age is yet to reach “the law of di­min­ish­ing re­turns”, re­cently turned down a move to free spend­ing FC Plat­inum. An­tipas, who also won the league ti­tle with Mo­tor Ac­tion in 2010, said he had al­ready drawn up his wish list with some play­ers from the just-ended sea­son set to be shipped out. The coach is also on record say­ing he wanted a player in the mould of High­landers com­bat­ive de­fender cum mid­fielder Peter Mud­huwa. Si­mon “Yola” Mu­nawa, In­no­cent Much­eneka, the 2018 Cas­tle Lager Soc­cer Star of the Year fi­nal­ist, top scorer Obriel Chirinda, goal­keeper Pride Zen­dera, Ge­orge Ma­jika, Joe Nyabinde and young­sters King Nasama, Ni­cholas Muchadeyi, Ni­cole Mu­tatiwa, Xolani Ncube, Adrian Ba­nana are some of the play­ers that An­tipas has a soft spot for and may want to re­tain. Oba­diah Tarumbwa and Dar­ryl Nyan­doro are some the se­nior play­ers that did duty for Game­cocks in 2018.

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