12 September 2017
NGEZI Platinum coach Tonderai Ndiraya has described left back Qadr Amini as one of the best in the Premiership.
Qadr Amini scored his sixth goal of the season against Harare City at Baobab on Saturday, taking his tally to six goals in the process.
“He is a natural left wing back player and for him to have scored six so far, to add to the shift he has to put when defending, it just shows how good he is on that position.
“There are other good left back players but I believe he is the best in that position in the Premiership,” Ndiraya said.
Ngezi Platinum are the highest scorers in the Premiership and they have been getting their goals from different players.
Qadr and Tatenda Machisa flourish playing in the 3-5-2 set-up.
“I think it enables them that flexibility to go forward whenever we are in possession and it is also not surprising that Tatenda has also managed to score two goals coming from that right side.”
In the Premiership Ocean Mushure, who was a top left back, is now playing left midfield. Highlanders left back Honest Moyo is also highly rated while ZPC Kariba’s Munyaradzi Kunyarimwe has been a revelation.
How Mine’s Milton Ncube is a specialist in that position while former CAPS United star Ronald Pfumbidzai, who recently left for South Africa, was a household name for that position.
At Ngezi Platinum other defenders, Patson Jaure and Godknows Murwrira, just like Qadr, have also contributed crucial goals.
And Ndiraya reckons that he will need to have more of his players carrying the burden if they are to challenge for the title upto the end.
Dynamos were held to a 1-1 draw on Sunday to ensure that there is very little that separates Ngezi Platinum, Chicken Inn and FC Platinum.
Chicken Inn also dropped points after they were stunned 2-1 at home by Yadah.
“We have a situation whereby all the four teams are now close together. It means there is a lot of competition and somehow this is very good for the fans.
“You don’t want one team running away with it so early. It takes away all the excitement and as things stand, I think we are headed for exciting times.
“It is not an easy time to be playing teams at the bottom. There will be a lot twists and turns in the coming weeks and as I said, we will go all the way,” said Ndiraya.