TERRENCE DELIVERS PROMISE
5 February 2018
AFTER a dream season at Ngezi Platinum where he proved to be one of the most lethal attacking players in the Premiership, Terrence Dzvukamanja has delivered the promise.
Dzvukamnja, who is at his best playing as a second striker, was voted one of the finest in the Castle lager Premiership league.
It was a season he showed why he is one of the few survivors from the promoted Ngezi Platinum squad, doing what he knows best as he made a mockery of Premiership defenders.
His combination with Tichaona Mabvura and Donald Teguru can easily send shivers into the spine of any opposition.
Yet the lethal Dzvukamanja has assured their fans that what they saw was a glimpse of what is to come, a declaration that makes Tonderai Ndiraya’s charges a real force in the 2018 season.
“I would like to take my game to another level,” Dzvukamanja told H-Metro.
“This year I would like to be also one of the best players like what I did last year. I am going to continue with the confidence and hard work that made me to be selected as one of the soccer stars.
“It was an honour to be part of the soccer stars of the country. I want to also take the league with our team, Ngezi Platinum, and we are not going to relax as we are taking this coming season seriously,” he says.
His (Dzvukamanja) is a name not distanced away from football. And the only way Terrence can be the name synonymous with that second name, is if he can do greater things.
“I want to move out of the PSL since my heart is no longer in the local league on the long term.
“For example if I go outside to South Africa or Zambia it will be a better situation for me as a stepping stone,” he says.
His teammate Patson Jaure has already moved to Zambia, joining ambitious side Buildcon, a club that could scale great heights and could dramatically transform any player’s life.
The Ngezi Platinum star sees football as his path to greatness.
“To be honest I have never dreamt of doing other professions. I grew up liking soccer in my childhood and that is where I spent most of my time.
“My parents used to encourage me to pursue educational programmes, but I was more into football and here I am still going strong,” he says.
While Ngezi Platinum are one of the stable teams in the Premiership, they are far from being the biggest.
There are many footballers who dream of playing for Dynamos, Highlanders or CAPS United at one stage of their career.
That, according to Dzvukamanja, is a dream far from him.
“I did not have much interest in local football teams growing up. I do not even have the time to watch it.
“Therefore I have never had interests in any local club. But I do support Ngezi Platinum since it is the team I play for,” he says.
Although the Ngezi Platinum man scored crucial goals for his club, he was more important providing assists for his teammates.
For that reason, it is not surprising that Arsenal’s star, Mesut Ozil, an assists master, inspires him more.
“I like Mesut Ozil, he is my role mode, I like the way he plays his game. Locally I do not have a role model,” he says.
“I am a Liverpool supporter though, and in Spain I support Barcelona. Besides soccer, I am also into basketball.
“It is quite interesting to watch basketball and I enjoy it so much.”
Whilst most of his teammates have settled and have wives backing their careers, it is not the same with Dzvukamanja.
Football is the main focus for now, he says.