NEWboys Bulawayo Chiefs captain Chaminuka Kundishora will be forever grateful to his current club for availing him another opportunity to have another dance in the Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League (PSL).
The 33-year-old striker joined Bulawayo Chiefs in 2013, after temporarily taking a break from playing football after suffering a knee injury while turning out for Quelaton FC in 2009.
He was scouted by the then Bulawayo Chiefs gaffer Thulani Sibanda.
a�?Sibanda realised my potential while l was playing for Quelaton. l played two games for them after they got promoted to the topflight in 2012 before l got injured. In those two games l managed to find the back of the net thrice,a�? said Kundishora.
Kundishora is out of action after suffering an ankle injury.
a�?I actually have a plaster at the moment and the doctor has given me a six- week break from playing,a�? said Kundishora.
a�?Three of our strikers, me included, are out of action. This is a major setback for us because our team is no longer as lethal as it was in attack when all of us were well. We hope to recover soon and get back to action,a�? said Kundishora.
The other strikers on injury are Farai Matau and Mgcini Mpofu.
Kundishora made his debut appearance in the top tier in 2006 at the age of 19 while playing for Motor Action.
He had to leave the football scene to pursue other avenues of survival in South Africa due to economic hardships that had engulfed the country.
a�?Times were hard and it was difficult to survive on income l got from playing football.A� I had to go and pursue other avenues in order to earn a decent living. I was a painter and thata��s what l still want to do after l retire,a�? he said.
The striker, who has one daughter said his main goal this year was to lead his team to survive relegation this season.
a�?Our main goal is to avoid relegation. We have bigger goals to achieve as a team and it will take us time to achieve them. Our main focus at this moment is to stay in the top tier, a�?he said.