Gilport Lions’ forward Tendai Nyamadzawo’s green boot title has come as a surprise to many in the footballing fraternity. However to him it was what he has always been working for all season long. Nyamadzawo is the 2015/2016 beMOBILE Premier League top goal scorer following his seven goal spree against FC Satmos last weekend. The unthinkable happened then when Gilport thrashed FC Satmos 9-1 with Nyamadzawo netting seven in their last game. This did not only break the hearts of Satmos loyalists but also that of Segolame Boy and Lemponye Tshireletso. His goals helped him to finish at 19 goals and in the process spoilt the party for the two as he snatched the Green boot title before their eyes.
No one would have thought that the Zimbabwean born striker would get the much sort after award especially in the last game of the season. Before the last game the fight was technically between Tshireletso and Boy with Nyamadzawo trailing them by five goals. This however did not come as a surprise to Nyamadzawo who said he has been working very hard for an award this season. “It is every player’s wish to achieve something at the end of the season and I have been working hard for this. Even my coach and teammates had faith in me to win this. They kept pushing me and helping me to attain this,” said Nyamadzawo. He revealed that even before the last game all that was discussed was for the players to help him score more goals so that he can win the title.
It looks like all went according to plan as he was able to put behind the net seven goals at the end of the day. “I would like to thank my teammates for making this happen for me. I would have not done it without their support and their help in the pitch,” said the grateful Nyamadzawo. Gilport Lions did not have a very smooth ride in 2015/2016 season as they were not consistent in their matches. Most of the time according to Nyamadzawo, the pressure mounted on them to win games. He said it is this pressure that pushed him to work hard throughout the season. With his contract ending Gilport who acquired the Zimbabwean’s service through a loan from Gaborone United would want keep this lethal weapon who has scored very crucial goals for the team.
Asked about his stay at the team Nyamadzawo said he had a good spell with Gilport. He said it was not easy but he had a good a time. “It was not easy, we had up and downs and the team was not consistent hence too much pressure from supporters to win games. However it was not bad looking at where we finished in the league avoiding relegation,” he explained. Nyamadzawo says pressure has always helped him to work hard at Gilport to score the goals that helped him win the Green Boot. He however glorified his teammates for the work they have done saying one thing he liked at Gilport is the team spirit the players have in and off the pitch.