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By Mugove Chigada / Published on Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 14:39 PM / No Comments / 1606 views

11 October 2017

TSHABANIE Mine coach Takesure Chiragwi has created a monster at Maglas, but he insists that they are just a club fighting for survival.

Already Ngezi Platinum and Dynamos have dropped points at Maglas while CAPS United faced a brickwall in the Chibuku Super Cup.

Chicken Inn are next and they will have to be at their best to come up with a win.

“We had some good players right from the start but the only tragedy is that we had a bad spell and now the players are beginning to show their real potential.

“We are not safe yet and we are fighting to survive relegation. The guys know what must be done and they have been putting a lot of effort,” Chiragwi told H-Metro.

At 33, Chiragwi is the youngest head coach in the Premiership.

If results he has managed to get so far are anything to go by, then he has proved to be a coach with a big heart.

He became a head coach at the age of 31, in charge of Flame Lily.

“I still have a lot to learn and being coach at a young age has to do we the opportunity I got. I got the opportunity and I grabbed it with two hands. Yes, three years ago I was still a player and I could still be playing by now, but it is all part of life. You have to accept a new course,” he said.

Chiragwi is the first to admit that being coach at Maglas is not for the faint-hearted.

“The fans are passionate about their football. What I have realised is that all they want is for their team to win. They don’t care whether you play good football or ugly football, if the team can win, they are happy. They love their club so much and it is part of their life,” he said.

Asked on the secret behind the good results against the big teams, he said: “There is no secret really. Football is played in the field of play. I tell the guys to go in and compete and not really think about what is said about the other teams. I make sure they know they are just as good as any other team and with that, they are able to go and fight for the shirt.”

Chicken Inn, who are five points behind log leaders Dynamos, are eager to collect maximum points.
“It will not be an easy game for us, but we have a mission to play for our survival,” Chiragwi said.

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