By Don Makanyanga
Harare, October 06, 2016 – NGEZI PLATINUM midfielder, Walter Mukanga has set his sights to lifting the Chibuku Super Cup which he failed to do with his former paymasters at struggling Harare giants, Dynamos last year.
Mukanga is enjoying a new lease of life with the platinum miners who were on Tuesday drawn to play their semi-final match with in-form Bulawayo giants, Highlanders.
While still with Dynamos, Mukanga was among the team that lost the final of the lucrative cup competition to eventual winners Harare City.
The match was played at the National Sports Stadium before vociferous Dynamos supporters who felt hard done by match officials of the day.
But while the entertaining linkman and his new paymasters also have unfinished business with Highlanders who have handed them back to back beatings in league matches this year, he still feels a cup trophy will erase memories of his own loss last year.
“Our hopes are too high and especially with the way we lost last year when I was still at Dynamos<” Mukanga said in an interview with RadioVOP.
“The coach has just urged us to keep pushing and we feel we need to win it for him.
“It’s a good thing that we have booked a semi-final place and we are looking beyond the finals. Our target is to win the trophy.
“For some of us, a final berth gives us a second chance to try and lay our hands on the coveted trophy especially after the painful loss of last year. For me and some of my colleagues, who played in last year’s finals, the wounds of the painful loss are still fresh and we are determined to bring the trophy to Ngezi.”
The other semi-final match for this year’s Chibuku Super Cup will see defending champions, Harare City play yet another platinum mining side, FC Platinum.
The competition is the most lucrative in a season which has had less cup competitions due to lack of sponsors in a country facing a harsh economic climate.