Thursday, March 22, 2018

Adam Chicksen Shines On Warriors Debut!

New Kid On The Block: (Right), Zimbabwe Warriors defender Adam Chicksen keeping his man on check in their 2-2 draw encounter against Zambia on Wednesday night. (pic courtesy of FAZ facebook page)
Despite being knocked out of the Four Nations Tournament on penalty shootout against host Zambia, the Warriors had something positive to cling on to, as debutantes of Adam Chicksen, Alec Mudimu, Cliff Moyo and Nyasha Munetsi put out a splendid performance to impress the technical team in their first outing for the Warriors.

But, it was Adam Chicksen, the 26-year-old  England-born left-back, who ply his trade in the English League One division with Bradford City, who won the hearts of many including the whole technical team with his discipline and clinical defending.

Chicksen, who was named in starting eleven alongside fellow British-based youngsters of Alec Mudimu and Cliff Moyo, played the whole 90 minutes in Zimbabwe's 2-2 draw against Zambia and even converted a penalty kick during the penalty shootout where the host eventually won 5-4 after Zimbabwe misses their first kick in Sudden death penalties.

Speaking to Soca263 after a heart-breaking loss on penalties to Zambia's Chipolopolo on Wednesday night, Warriors team manager Wellington Mpandare heaped praises on the English-based defender on his debut performance.

"The new boys did very well and we were very much impressed with their performances" said Mpandare

But it was Chicksen who stood out, he was the man of the match for everyone. He performed above expectations," said the Warriors manager

Chicksen was thrust in the left-back position where he did well to frustrate the Zambians attack in front of their home crowd in their 2-2 draw semi-final battle. 

The talented left-back is expected to return his position in the first eleven when the Warriors take on Angola in a must win, third place encounter on Saturday where South Africa will face Zambia later on in the finals.


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