Teguru out to defy odds

Donald Teguru

Snodia Mikiri, Sports Reporter

FORMER Ngezi Platinum forward Donald Teguru is out to change the script of Zimbabwean players at Zambian side Buildcon.

Teguru joined Buildcon as a free agent after the expiry of his contract at the end of the year ending his five-year romance with the Mhondoro-based team.

He said joining the team knowing that no Zimbabwean player has flourished there is a motivating factor.

Players like Devon Chafa, Patson Jaure, Nqobizitha Masuku and Tatenda Mukuruva left the club prematurely after unsuccessful stints.


“We are going there knowing what is at stake. We have to be at our best to make it out there.

“Comparing me and the players who failed there, it’s a huge gap and that means I have to give my all or else it will be another unsuccessful move.

“All I want is to try and turn around the table, re-write the script, be the one who standout.

“I am aware of the history between Buildcon and Zimbabwean players but sometimes in life you have to gamble because football life is very short,” said an optimistic Teguru.

Teguru inspired Ngezi Platinum to a fourth-place finish with 49 points.

He finished the season with nine goals, five short of eventual Golden Boot winner and former teammate, Clive Augusto.

He said he wants new challenges.

He vowed to give his best as he said Buildcon was the best deal for him after numerous clubs both local and abroad were after his signature.

“Life is all about changes. What I should do now is shift focus and aim higher.

“There is a very big task ahead of me. We have to get used to the new environment, learn and master everything fast,” he added.


With the Zambian league ongoing, Teguru said they are not worried about fatigue.

“I have been in this road before, I once played CAF Confederation Cup (Confed) 2017 with Ngezi where we only rested for two weeks.

“I don’t have to worry much about that. My main focus is on performing well,” he added.

He joined on a one-year deal along with fellow Zimbabweans Takudzwa Chimwemwe and Joel Ngodzo.

“We will try to push each other, ” said Teguru.