KEVIN READY FOR NEW LEVEL
9 February 2018
FC PLATINUM star Kevin Moyo is convinced a new level will only be reached if they can refocus and try to do their best in 2018.
Their journey starts on Sunday at Estádio 11 de Novembro, a CAF Champions league preliminary round, first leg tie, that could redefine them.
“I promise to keep on working hard, probably score more goals and try to play many games as I can and urge our fans to keep on supporting us even when we are losing,” Kevin told H-Metro.
FC Platinum go into this battle as the least experienced against Angola’s Desportivo de Agosto with 11 titles and more exposure in Africa.
For Kevin, the selection to be among the Soccer Stars, eventually coming out as runner-up to teammate Rodwell Chinyengetere, was the boost he needed in his career.
“I am making myself and family proud and I like what I am. I feel honoured and humbled to be selected as one of the best in the ZPSL last year.
“It is a privilege to be part of that selected line-up. I worked hard and I also did well for my team and myself.
“I am sure every player in the league had played well and many stood a chance to be nominated in the soccer stars list,” he said.
That recognition and participation in Africa, if they go far, could come with huge rewards.
“I would love to play out of the country, possibly in one of the big teams in Europe.
“I cannot say where exactly I would like to play, but anywhere in Europe, maybe Belgium or Turkey,” he said.
When the defender looks back, he realises he could not have done it without the support of family, coach and teammates in the past season.
“Firstly it was my family with their never ending support but mostly the motivation from the coach and good working relationship with my teammates.
“And of course we had our target as a team and we managed to achieve it,” he said.
It has not been an easy road for the central defender, who also enjoys playing alongside his twin brother, left back Elvis Moyo.
Asked about his worst moments, he said: “I remember there was a time when I was not playing for maybe half a season under the coach, Lloyd Mutasa. What really hurt was that the team was not performing well and as a player you would love play and help the team and in life you know there are always challenges that you may face, but if you pray and have faith, with time things will change.”
He has been rewarded for the patience.
“My best moments in football so far is being part of big brand like FC Platinum and to have achieved a lot with them, winning the Chibuku Super Cup and not forgetting the 2017 title success.
“I was nominated in the best eleven and I was also the first runner up and won the league.
“We also made history as Platinum, as the first team out of Harare to win the league after so many years,” he said.
This is a footballer that could have taken another path.
“Though I started playing soccer at a tender age and became good at it, I am pretty sure I wanted to be a doctor,” said Kevin.
“When my parents realised that I like football and had made it a priority, they were very supportive.
“My mother is my role model. She is just an amazing woman and she has done a lot for me. Without any questions or regret, she is just God sent.”
He added: “I am also engaged, to be married and I have a four year old daughter Nomthandazo Arianah Moyo.
“Most of my free time I spend it with my family and friends, but mostly my little girl Nomthandazo.”
Apart from football, Kevin has a taste for other disciplines.
“There are also other sports that I enjoy such as cricket, boxing and swimming.”
And before he plunges into battle on Sunday, he is sure to be listening to some inspiring music.
“I listen to house, gospel, Zim dancehall and Naija music,” he said.