Perfect Chikwende

Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter

PERFECT Chikwende says he was nervous when he realised that he was in the starting team to face Botswana last Thursday.

Chikwende scored the only goal that the Warriors needed to secure their qualification for the 2022 Afcon finals in cameroon.


“It’s every player’s dream. I am very happy.



“Honestly I was very nervous. This was my first assignment and the whole country was looking up to us,” he said.


The Simba SC striker says it was an honour to play in national colours.


“Zimbabwe has a lot of talent and there were a number of regulars, I never thought I will make it to the first 11.


“But by God’s grace I heard my name being called among the first 11. It was an honour,” he said.


When asked if he is hoping to command a place in the team, he said:



“Like I said there is talent in Zim and everyone stands an equal chance.


“If I am called up again I will be grateful and I will put all my effort.