Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
GOLDEN Valley fired the warning shots when they won their opening match against Kariba Waves 3-1 as the ZIFA Northern Region Division One League got underway at the weekend.
The goldminers are now under the guidance of Clifton ‘’Somalia’’ Kadurira, who said it was the best possible start for his men. Golden Valley got their goals from Tafadzwa Moyo, Gift Chigora and ageless Levison Tembo.
‘’I think it’s a good start and a confidence-booster to the boys. I have been here for three weeks now and I think we are making progress.
“As a coach, you always have targets and I think we are doing well and we have tough encounters coming ahead of us, but it is a good test for the boys as well.
‘’We have been working hard in the past weeks and I believe that will be shown by the results,’’ said Kadurira.
Golden Valley will travel to the capital tomorrow to face Black Mambas, who are one of the title favourites, before hosting Cranborne Bullets on Saturday.
Northern Region Results
Craneborne Bullets 0, Black Mambas 0; Golden Valley 3, Kariba Waves 1; PAM United 0, Black Tigers 0; FC Mbare National 0, CAM and Motor 0; Herentals U-20 1, Banket United 0; Harare City Cubs 3, Chegutu Pirates 2; Karoi United 0, Ngezi Platinum U-20 0; Blue Swallows 1, Blue Jets 0.
2019 Major transfers
Grain Tigers — Coach Tendai Chapfika
Incoming Players — Washington Pakamisa, Edgar Tapera, David Rediyoni, William Mapfumo, Jonathan Zvaita, Shepherd Pedro, Vitalis Chidzero, Idilisa Kaponda, Stanley Murove, Lovejoy Matongo, Basil Chimwaiwashe, Admire Mbulawa, Isaac Nyazenga, Vimbai Madamombe, Lloyd Jani.
Cranborne Bullets — Coach Nesbert Saruchera
Incoming Players — Makai Kawashu, Milton Kurewa, Everson Feremba, Kudakwashe Magama, Pride Mukombwe, Nesbert Padzarondora, Douglas Mbewe, Gift Mugabe.
Karoi United — Coach Arthur Tutani
Incoming Players – Simba Sithole, Chikomborero Kumponda, Gracious Langwani, Lenny Chibaya, Knowledge Jim, Malvern Gatsi, Bruce Chikuni, Tanaka Matenga, Clinton Chiwocha, Aaron Dzingani.
Golden Valley — Coach Kifton Kadulira
Incoming Players — Isaac Benalo, Kudakwashe Mtaonga, Stephen Chirwa, Kumbiraishe Munetsi.
Black Mambas — Coach John Ncube
Incoming Players — Reuben Machaya, Marcus Dan Tafira, Steven Sheshe, Tatenda Sinoia, Gilbert Manyonda, Precious Ndlovu, Brighton Marivadze, Brighton Christopher, Edwin Banda.
Kariba Waves — Coach Oliver Mataba
Incoming Players — Efinos Kamunda, Keith Mavunga, Shawn Kwaramba, Nickson Nkonde, Kuzivakwashe Madima, Alois Gwanzura, O’Neil Baison.
Beta XI — Coach Prince Kadewere
Incoming Players — Silas Chihota, Denzel Savanhu, Tatenda Gora, Tapuwa Nechironga, Manuel Chiwerenga, Fungai Murapa, Charlton Kumwala, Michael Tsongora.