Gwao itching for debut

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Rest Mutore, Sports Reporter

TRIANGLE United new signing Kelvin Gwao is longing for his Premiership debut after signing for the Lowveld side at the beginning of the year.

Gwao said his dream has always been to play top-flight football in the country which he views as a stepping stone in his career.

“I always dreamt of playing in the top-flight and to be at Triangle is a dream come true for me.

“So I can’t wait for my debut and do the thing I like most which is playing football,” said Gwao.

The defender was invited for trials after a successful stint in the lower division last season.

“I was called for trials at Triangle and impressed the coaches who then acquired my services. Being in the ZPSL for the 1st time feels good and I am living my dream now. l wished and dreamt of this and it seems it has been fulfilled,” he said.

While others see the suspension of football due to the Covid-19 pandemic as a setback, Gwao is using the period to work on his weaknesses.

“During this pandemic, I am utilizing the time to work on my weaknesses and build on my strength. My set goals when football resume is to make sure l play every minute and give my best to the team and make sure the team meets its set goals too.

“I have settled well here at Triangle and I already feel welcomed by everyone at the team cause the team is appreciating my services,” said Gwao.

He is also ambitious and he is eyeing a national team call up in the future.

“In the near future my plans are to play abroad and have national team call ups,” he said.

Gwao shared his football memories which include winning three awards in the lower division last season.

“My journey started soon after finishing my A level in 2015, then l decided on soccer as my career.

“ln 2016 l played for Mufakose United in Division Two where we gained promotion into Division One, l moved to Mtoko Traders in 2017 where l started my professional football career playing in the Division One coached by Abraham Makwarimba.

“ln 2018 l moved to PAM in the Northern Region where l played for six months, then went to Swaziland at Manzini Sundowns which was coached by Darling Dodo by then.

“l had a short stint before coming back home. And joined FC Makaha in Eastern Region where l had my best season winning individual awards at the club, that is Defender Of The Year, Player Of The Year and Players’ Player Of The Year.”

He also saluted people who helped him achieve in his football journey, including his management.

“You get the back of many people to achieve in this career. One of them is Trust Nyambiya and has been vital in my career.

“He has been there to guide me in this soccer journey. He has made me a better player off field, l need him in this journey because he’s a motivator a brother and a parent to me, I have much respect for him.”