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Best of the Best – Ronald ‘Gidiza’ Sibanda

Former Zimbabwe Saints, Amazulu, Dynamos and Zimbabwe national team playmaker “Gidiza” is one of the most decorated midfielders in the country. He shares his best moments.

Ronald 'Gidiza' Sibanda
Ronald ‘Gidiza’ Sibanda

Amazulu remains the best. They had the best administration under Delma Lupepe.

My Best team-mate:

Nkosana ‘Sancho’ Gumbo made everything easier for me on the pitch. He was a hard-tackler and I would utilise to torment fearful opponents.

Best Opponent I met:

Former Highlanders left back, Melusi ‘Stina’ Ndebele always frustrated me and I didn’t enjoy football whenever I played against him. He always thwarted my moves and suppressed my skills through his hard-tackling. He always took me off focus in the game.

My Best African Player:

Anyone who did not play against former Nigerian midfielder, Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha doesn’t know anything about football. The guy made us look like fools on the pitch when we met Nigeria.

My Best ever Zimbabwean player:

The late Benjamin Nkonjera was a complete player. He was a midfield genius who easily adjusted to any situation, regardless of the stage. The country will struggle to fill the void he left.

My Best Coach:

Sunday Chidzambwa and Charles Mhlauri; they were both great tacticians who allowed me to play my normal game without any pressure. I enjoyed every moment playing under them.

My Best Stadium:

There is no place Like Barbourfields. I miss those days when I used to frustrate the multitudes of Highlanders and Dynamos fans during my days with Zimbabwe Saints and Amazulu. The Zimbabwean