Friday, March 9, 2018

Nyasha Mushekwi Confident Despite Dalian Yifang's Heavy Loss To Shanghai SPIG In Their Chinese Super League Opener!

Zimbabwe international forward, Nyasha Mushekwi is adamant that his side, Dalian Yifang is capable of competing in the Chinese top flight league despite suffering a comprehensive 8-0 defeat in their opening encounter in the Chinese Super League.

Dalian Yifang had a miserable Chinese Super League debut as they received a baptism of fire at the hands of Shanghai SPIG who beat them 8-0 courtesy of goals from Brazilian duo of Hulk and former Chelsea star Oscar who scored five goals between them.

The heavy loss left many wondering if the new comers, Dalian Yifang will be capable to compete decently in the league full of big money spenders and big name players, but Mushekwi, who was left out in the team that lost to Shanghai last weekend beleive the defeat serve as an eye opener.

"Yeah, it was an eye-opener, said Mushekwi in a recent interview with Zimbabwe's Herald newspaper

Atleast, it happened in the first game and that way we can be able to fix everything and see how best we can establish ourselves in the game," said Mushekwi.

"Its not a big deal, its not like different levels like we playing Real Madrid or something like that, its just that these teams, especially them Shanghai and those players like Hulk, they have already been playing, they started early because of the Asia Champions League," said the Zimbabwe international.

Dalian Yifang recently joined the race of bringing big name players to China football after acquiring the services of former West Ham defender Jose Fonte and Atletico Madrid duo of Yannick Carrasco and Nicholas Gaitan to fill up their foreign quota space which allow four foreigners per club and play only three per game.

Despite Yifang fielding all their big name players on the first day, it did not help them to adjust to China's top league.

"They only arrived like a day before our game and they never really had proper training with the team.

But I'm sure things will turn out better during the next couple of games," said Mushekwi who is expecting to make his Chinese Super League debut this weekend.


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