Goals will keep coming: Chawapiwa
1 November 2017
ZIMBABWE tearaway midfielder Talent Chawapiwa believes he is on course to scoring more goals after his thunderous 15th minute strike knocked out Benni McCarthy’s fancied Cape Town City in Polokwane on Sunday afternoon.
Chawapiwa joined Baroka FC in July after a brilliant show at the COSAFA Cup finals in the North West Province where he ended with a winner’s medal and personal accolades.
Bakgaga, as Baroka are affectionately known, did not hesitate to sign the starlet and he has just begun paying them back.
“It is a good feeling to score a goal that takes your team to the next stage. I think I want to repay the officials that bought me so that they don’t think they wasted their money,” said Chawapiwa in an interview with H Metro soon after the game. He was voted man-of-the-match and impressed in the way he handled the live television post-match interview.
“I have settled in well at Baroka and I am enjoying my time here. I played only four matches and then had an ankle injury but I am now fully fit and I want to score as many goals as I can,” said Chawapiwa who netted his first goal in his sixth appearance. Local media is buzzing with the potential that the boyish-looking talent has and some have begun comparing him to Knowledge Musona and Khama Billiat who have made a lasting impact in the Absa Premiership. Some journalists simply call him the “Talented Talent”.
He, however, refuses to let the publicity around him distract him.
“I know people are talking a lot, I have been coached to handle media pressure and this won’t affect me. I will just play my normal football and live each day as it comes. I haven’t reached my full potential as it is still too early,” he added.
The 25-year-old who has had a dance at Harare City, ZPC and FC Platinum feels the only difference between the Zimbabwean premiership and Super Diski is the pace of the game.
“They move the ball very quickly here and you have to be alert all the time and know what to do when the ball comes to you,” he added.
Chawapiwa is deeply religious and says he spends most of his free time doing church work. The unmarried lad also frequents movies to catch up with the latest in the movie industry. He is the middle child in a family of three and did his primary school at Mutiunokura Primary in Mufakose. He did his high school at Prince Edward. Both his parents Luke Chawapiwa and Susan Nherera are still alive.
“I thank my parents for all the support and encouragement they have given me since I was young. Without them I would have been nothing. My wish is to play in one of the top leagues in Europe and with God nothing is impossible,” said Chawapiwa.
He is a fashionista of note and his favourite brands are Gucci and Louis Vitton. As a petrolhead BMW is on top of his list.