Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tatenda Mkuruva Beleive His Chance Is Coming Soon At Cape Town City!


Zimbabwe's talented goalkeeper, Tatenda Mkuruva remains confident of breaking into Cape Town City first team soon despite making only one appearance for the Cape Town based outfit since joining in February 2017.

The 21-year-old goalkeeper who was brought to South Africa's mother city by former Cape Town City boss Eric Tinkler after an impressive performance at the Africa Cup Of Nations Finals in Gabon early this year with Zimbabwe-Warriors, is still waiting to earn his premier league debut at City having only made one first team appearance in a Nedbank Cup first round qualifyer match against second division outfit Arconbush FC in  March 2017.

Mkuruva has only appeared three times on the match-day squad list under coach Benni McCarthy this season with veteran South African goalie, Shu-Aib Walters and former Moroka Swallows goalie, Sage Stephens exchanging the first team start between themselves in 12 matches they have played so far.

Despite the long wait, Mkuruva believe his continued hard work will eventually earn him a deserved first team start at Cape Town City.

"I'm working hard everyday so that I can break into the first eleven. And I believe my chance is coming soon," said Zimbabwe's top shot-stopper.

Benni McCarthy who has led the Citizens to a great start in the season, winning four out of eight games they have played so far and reaching to an MTN8 final,  recently admitted that he beleives in a rotation system at Cape Town City.

“You are not guaranteed a place in the starting lineup because you are winning games. We have a squad with many good players and they must give each other some competition. 

“People will say why did you change the winning team? Rotation – I rotate because there are many games close together. We keep the guys responsible so that complacency doesn’t set in," said McCarthy.

Mkuruva is one of Zimbabwe's highly rated goalkeepers having started his career at a tender age, the former Zimbabwe-Warriors juniors player became one of the youngest players to play in Zimbabwe's top flight league at the age of 18-years.

He went on to win Championship title with De-mbare in his debut season and was part of a historical Under-23 Warriors squad that qualified for 2015 All Africa games in Congo-Brazzaville since 1995 when Zimbabwe hosted the tournament, consequently gauranteeing his place as Zimbabwe-Warriors number one goalkeeper.


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